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The Perennial 

MAY 20 1964 ★ 

Of all the flowers that grow, few, if any, can surpass the Iris for ease of Culture, long life and adaptability Q^jglg of Agriculture 

range of soil and climate. Color? Why, these new kinds offer the most exciting color range of any ^ryr thnt q — — 

Many are gigantic in size — 7 inches in diameter. There are tall ones, short ones, and a host of average height. You can 
have them early, mid-season and late. Yes, the Iris is truly the perennial supreme . . . and so easy to grow! 


THE JOY OF GARDENING is the reason 
behind the fact that this has become America's 
most popular hobby. It has been said that, un- 
like most other diversions or leisure time activ- 
ities, a garden and flowers are working for you 
around the clock — even when you sleep! The 
growing grass, the lengthening stem, the swell- 
ing bud, all are working 24 hours a day to reach 
that state of perfection you have dreamed about 
and hope for. What greater or more satisfying 
thrill than to walk out into the garden in the 
early morning and behold for the first time the 
first bloom of a new variety, be it Iris, Rose, 
Peony, Gladiolus, Dahlia or any one of a thou- 
sand and one others! 


The best and most recent pinks from 
DAVE HALL, dean of hybridizers in this 
color group... from JIM GIBSON, 
famous for Plicatas . . . and from DR. 
JACK DURRANCE of Denver, a director 
of the American Iris Society who has re- 
cently joined the ranks of those who 
create new and exciting things for the 
garden. We are pleased and proud to 
present the following for the first time: 


(Hall, 1964) Each $20.00 

Beautifully formed and broad petaled, 
with a brilliant, near geranium red beard. 
The shade of pink is bright, clean and just 
what we like to look for in an Iris of this 
popular hue. There is an amber glow in 
the central area. This one has large size 
to go with its other qualities which in- 
clude especially fine branching. Flowers 
are ruffled and very long lasting. No. 
59-64. 36 inches. Illustrated on preceding 


(Hall, 1964) Each $20.00 

As the illustration shows, this one is 
adorned with more frills and ruffles than 
its companion described above. Although 
a slightly lighter shade it is devoid of any 
other color, with exception of the tan- 
gerine beard. Great size and heavy tex- 
ture are traits sometimes lacking in pinks 
but this one has both! No. 59-53. 36 inches. 


(Hall, 1964) Each $20.00 

A large, flaring pink self, with deep pink 
beard. Quite different in tone from either 
of the two described above and a worthy 
member of the finest trio of pink Iris we 
have ever introduced from Mr. Hall. All 
three are vigorous growers, prolific bloom- 
ers and their hardiness can be depended 
upon. Heartbreaker has extra fine branch- 
ing and flowers from midseason to late. 
36 inches. No. 59-30. 






(Hall, 1964) 

Each $20.00 

Deep, dark and handsome are appropriate words to 
apply to this big, rich mulberry with orange-brown 
beards. The wide, flaring falls curve slightly and a bit 
of lace along the edge adds elegance. Very tall and quite 
late, lasting until the end of the season. Stems will reach 
40 inches or over. No. 60-05. 


(Gibson, 1964) Each $20.00 

Of all the plicata patterns we have seen in the Gibson 
garden none matches this one for either color or down- 
right novelty . . . and few, if any, for size. The large, silky 
standards are extra broad and closed, beautilully ruffled, 
a solid, metallic light brown. Falls are extra wide, 
striated and dotted deep nutmeg on cream, deeper at 
the margins and the beard is orange. The entire flower 
is flounced and ruffled. Not tested for hardiness in cold 
climates. Height 34 inches. 


(Durrance, 1964) Each $20.00 

Colorado is noted for its clear blue skies. Before the 
sun peeks over the horizon this azure hue is flushed 
with rose and mauve and the tints in this new Iris could 
hardly be more aptly described. The flowers are extra 
large and handsome, symetrically ruffled, and borne 
on 36 to 40-inch stems carrying many branches. Mid- 
season to late. No. D 58-90. Shown on front cover. 


(Gibson, 1962) Each $5.00 

This is our first listing of this bright raspberry self 
although Mr. Gibson has previously distributed a few 
plants. The color is especially clean and sparkling and 
many others of similar shade look dull by comparison. 
One of the first to bloom and on 40-inch stems. Large 
flowers, with tangerine beard. See page 6. 




ACCENT (Buss, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, tall and vigorous variegata. The clean yellow stand- 
ards contrast most agreeably with the rose-red lulls. It>. 
bright color and huge size resulted in its having been 
selected as one of the five "Iris of the Year" for 1958. 
36 inches. 

AGATINE (Schreiner, '59) Each $2.00 

A supremely smooth, trimly tailored, velvet) red. Ii is one 
of the earliest reds to bloom, with Pacemaker and Vrgus 
Pheasant in its breeding background. "I inches 

AHOY (Tompkins, '57) Each $2.00 

liest described as a rosy toned cherry-red with a faint 
undertone of blue that adds to its brilliance and carrying 
power. Flowers are large, heavily substanced and have love- 
ly flaring form. 36-inch, well branched stems. Medium late. 

ALALOA (Gibson, '59) Each $2.00 

Lemon-yellow with a lighter area in the center of the lalls. Alaloa 
("Little Song") is a huge blossom, very wide and full, the standards 
broad, domed and glistening. Falls flare and possess a heaw enamel- 
like texture. It is a flower for foreground planting since its height 
is only about two feet. There is surel) a definite place for plants of 
such stature and you will be thrilled with this one! MM AIS, 1961. 
See page 6. 

AL BORAK (De Forest, '52) Each $1.00 

\ very large brown and copper-russei flower, having wide spreading 
falls with extremely wide hafts. A light brown garden effect in an 
Iris which many judges regard as absolutely perfect in form. Three 
feet in height, finely branched. MM AIS, 1953. 


ALICE LEMEN (Plough, '57) Each $4.00 

I his big. lacy beauty hints of Truly Yours in form and size though 
it is of lighter and softer color tones and the two are not related. 
The giant flowers are heavily laced and fringed, on very tall stems. 
Falls are white, shaded Empire yellow at the haft; standards are solid 
Empire yellow and the beard is also yelloyv. HM AIS. 1960. 

ALLAGLOW (Tompkins, '58) Each $5.00 

A gigantic new Iris of bright sunburst-gold, blended bittersweet- 
orange, with an all-over flush of clear copper-yellow. The whole 
Mower has a glistening gold dusted finish and a tiny dash of on hid 
at the tip of the chrome beard. Very broad petaled. with flaring, 
ruffled falls and wide domed standards. Late; 38 inches. HM AIS. 
1958; AM, 1960. 



ALLiNE ROGERS (Kleinsorge, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The form of this flower resembles Cascade Splendor, one of its par- 
ents, but the color inclines more to pink or rose, with just a sug- 
gestion of ashes of roses in its cast. There is considerable gold ni 
the blending of color, especially near the haft. Style arms and beard 
are both golden yellow. Falls are wide and quite flat, standards up- 
right and closed, the entire flower heavily ruffled. 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1951. 

ALPENROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $3.50 

Silvery, iridescent lavender-rose— a sort of ashes-of-roses tone— with 
a dusty beard in perfect harmony. Stems reach 38 inches and the 
broad falls flare gracefully. A quiet, restful and serene hue in a lar°e 
and well formed Iris. ffivIAIS, 1961. 

ALPINE BLUE (Schreiner, '62) Each $10.00 

Pale, yet intensely blue coloring with precisely sculptured classical 
form. A sheen of silvery dust makes the perfectly formed lar^e 
blooms sparkle as if drenched with morning dew. Three flowers 
open at once on 36-inch stems. 

AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiner, '58) Each $3.50 

Immense in size and elegant in form, a curiously tinted blend of 
lavender or light violet and rosy heliotrope. The "shoulders" of the 
falls carry an overlay of chestnut and the beard is almost white. 
Xicelv ruffled. 38 inches tall, medium late. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 
Dvkes Medal. 1963. Plant Patent No. 1793. See page 7. 

ANNETTE (Hall, '55) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A tawny deep rose with widely flaring, almost flat falls. The entire 
flower carries a coppery cast but the center is all aglow with the 
brilliant red beards. Quite different from other Hall things. 34 
inches tall. HM AIS, 1956. See page 27. 

"Our order arrived in fine condition. Thank you for 
your very generous bonus. Your lovely plants always add so 
much beauty to our garden." 

Mrs. C. Porter 

Groton on Hudson, N.Y. 

ALLEGIANCE (Cook, '58) Each $5.00 

This is certainly a masterpiece, from an Iris breeder whose skill has 
produced a long line of Iris of distinction and highest quality. The 
giant flowers are of deepest navy blue, overlaid with velvet, the 
standards are silky and lustrous. The beards are medium blue tipped 
lemon-chrome. Color is even and solid clear into the throat. 40 
inches; late. HM AIS. 1958; A.M. 1960. Shown above. 

ANTHEM (Schreiner, '58) Each $2.00 

The richness of the fuchsia-purple tone is intensified by a generous 
margin of bronze around the huge falls. There is also a subtle in- 
fusion of this same bronze tint in the taffeta-lite standards. Metallic 
plum might well describe the general color effect of this new giant. 
Beard is lemon. 40 inches; fairly early. HM AIS, 1960. 

APPLE VALLEY (Deforest, '58) Each $3.00 

Almost white, flushed pink, with deeper pink cast about the hafts. 
The pink-tinted beard intensifies the pinkish glow of an otherwise 
almost white, very beautiful and different flower. Verv large, with 
broad petals and tall stalks. HM AIS. 1900. 



Irises prefer full sun but will grow and bloom well if given half a day of sunlight The 
bearded iris will not tolerate wet feet and the gardener can avoid many problems by providing 
good drainage. 

Irises will grow in any good garden soil. If other plants make good growth in your garden, 
irises will flourish in it But extra food is necessary for best growth and bloom For the new 
planting a balanced chemical fertilizer can be dug into the soil at the rate of one ounce per square 
foot if this is done three weeks before the plants are set in. Half this amount should be used if 
it is added just before planting time. Large quantities of well-rotted compost or well-rotted 
manure are good additions but should be placed eight inches deep or dug into the soil and they 
should not be piled around the rhizome. It is good to combine the chemical fertilizer with the 
rotted materials and to dig both in together. In general, fertilizers high in nitrogen should 
be avoided. 

Each spring, after growth begins, one handful of granulated super phosphate plus two 
handfuls of agricultural gypsum can be sprinkled in a circle around each clump. A half ounce of 
balanced fertilizer may be substituted for the super phosphate. It is good to make these applica- 
tions just before a rain, or to hose the plants clean of any fertilizer which has fallen on the 
new growth. 

Like many perennial plants, irises may be moved at any time if proper care is taken. However, 
there is a best time to move them. This is during the dormant period which extends from soon 
after they bloom until the time when new root growth develops. ( It is for this reason that we ship 
in July, August and September. ) If you move your irises within this period you will have the least 
trouble and the greatest success. 

Just one word of caution about injury is necessary. Since disease may enter through open 
wounds it is better to trim foliage away with shears rather than to tear it away, and to cut 
rhizomes apart rather than to break them apart Cut surfaces and injuries which do occur should 
be exposed to the sunlight for several hours before replanting. A light dusting of sulphur on 
such wounds is still further insurance against future troubles. 

Although your bloom should be fairly good the year after transplanting, your best bloom will 
occur in the second to fourth years, so do not divide your clumps too soon. But after three or 
four years the rhizomes will become crowded and should be dug, divided, and replanted. This is 
also the time to revitalize your soil by adding humus and fertilizer as was recommended for 
the new planting. 


Iris plants are remarkably hardy and in any given locality there are only a few pests and 
diseases which damage them. Serious troubles usually can be avoided by providing good soil 
drainage, by keeping the beds clean and free of weeds during the growing season, and by 
thoroughly cleaning up and burning all old plant refuse in the falL Following are some of the 
specific problems which may be encountered: 

Sclerotium Rot or Crown Rot This disease develops under warm, moist shady conditions. 
It attacks at the base, or crown, of the plant near the rhizome and the leaves fall over. Other rot 
organisms may enter through the diseased tissue and cause extensive damage, or even death, to 
the rhizome. The fungus may make a web-like growth on the soil at the base of the plant and 
produce tan or brown mustard seed-like structures which give it its common name, the "mustard- 
seed fungus." Control: Clean up the plants and let in plenty of sunshine and air. Provide for 
good drainage away from the base of the plant. Drenching the bases of the plants with a 
preparation containing 1 level tablespoon of a new fungicide, Terraclor 75, in a gallon of water 
has provided good protection against Sclerotium rot. 

Soft Rot. The rhizome turns soft and mushy and usually very foul smelling. The entire clump 
may be killed if the rot is not checked. The bacteria which cause the rot are present in most soils, 
but only attack through injuries. Usually serious only under warm, humid conditions. Control: 
Often can be checked by cutting off the affected "toe" or by scraping out the rotted tissue and 
drenching with a 1 to 1000 solution of bi-chloride of mercury (1 8-grain tablet to a pint of water) 
or a concentrated solution of potassium permanganate. Control of iris borers (see below) is 
important since rot bacteria may enter through borer injuries. Be sure that the plants receive 
plenty of ventilation and sunlight 

Botrytis Rot or Winter Rot. The rhizome is covered with an olive or black felt-like fungus 
growth. Little or no new spring growth develops and the plant dies. Roots and parts of the 
rhizome may be rotted. Control: Remove all diseased "toes" and soak remaining divisions 5 to 
10 minutes in calomel suspension (1 oz. calomel to 1 gallon water). Do not replant in infested 
soil unless it is first sterilized. Use only light mulches and remove them early. 

Heterosp orium Leaf Spot. Abundant, regular, tan-to-brown spots on leaves, causing them 
to look unsightly and die back prematurely. Rhizomes not attacked. Spores spread by splashed 
water. Very common in rainy areas. Control: Remove all infected leaves and cut back green 
leaves below infections in the fall; burn this material. Spray or dust thoroughly with a zineb- 
containing mixture about once a week as long as active leaf growth continues. (The composition 
of pesticide sprays and dusts is always printed on the label.) 

Bacterial Leaf Blight. Irregular brown spots with water-soaked margins on leaves. Bacteria 
spread by splashed water. Sporadic in occurrence; serious only in wet seasons. Control: Remove 
and burn infected leaves. 

Scorch. Leaves turn reddish brown and die back. Center leaves often affected first Entire 
top growth may die down but rhizome not visibly affected. In late stages the fleshy parts of the 
roots rot, leaving only the central core and the outer sheath or "skin." Control: No definite control 
known. Affected plants sometimes "recover" when aU old roots are removed and rhizome is 
thoroughly dried before replanting. Scorch is sporadic in occurrence, but may occasionally 
cause serious losses. 

Iris Borer. First appears as small holes and tunnels in leaves running down toward rhizome. 
Later, the borer may enter the rhizome, eating away much of the tissue and often providing 
entry for soft rot bacteria. Eggs laid in fall by the adult (a moth) in old iris refuse and in the 
soil near iris plants. Control: Remove and burn all old iris leaves and other debris in fall or 
early spring to reduce carry-over of eggs. Spray or dust foliage weekly in spring and early 
summer with mixture containing DDT, malathion and zineb (for fungus leaf spot). 

Above information on Culture of Iris is by William G. McGarvey and that on Pests and Diseases by Dr. A. W. Dimock 
and are reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Iris Society for July, 1959. 


After about 3 or 4 years an old clump should 
be dug up and divided. Healthy, growing 
rhizomes are separated from old bloomstalks 
and weak, wornout portions discarded. Wash 
rhizomes thoroughly before replanting. Best 
time to do this is July, August or early Sept. 

Before planting a new bed 
of Iris, dig in plant food and 
cultivate well. When ready 
to plant, dig two slanting 
holes, leaving a dividing 
ridge in the center. 

Place the rhizome direct- 
ly over the center of the 
ridge and spread the 
feeding roots to either 
side, so the plant is se- 
curely anchored. 

Pull dirt towards plant 
from either side. By 
pressing on top of root, 
proper planting depth 
may be regulated. Firm 
with foot and water well. 

APRICOT DANCER (Noyd, '58) Each $2.50 

A late flowering orange-apricot self, from a cross of June Bride and 
Temple Bells. The horizontal and flaring falls are nicely fringed 
with lace. Substance is extra heavy. Here is a decidedly rich piece of 
color which won the HM of the AIS in 1959. 

ARCTIC FLAME (Fay, '60) Each $15.00 

This breathtakingly beautiful big white has heavy texture and much 
ruffling. The beard is thick and wide, and glows with a fiery reddish 
tinge. A stalwart grower, the 35-inch stalks sturdy and well branched. 
HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. 

ARCTIC SKIES (Fay, '60) Each $7.50 

A large white with blue tinted standards coming from Cliffs of Dover 
and Butterfly Blue parentage. A lovely and fresh looking flower, al- 
though the blue cast of the standards is rather phantom-like. HM 
AIS, 1961. 

ARGUS PHEASANT (DeForest, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A smooth soft brown which has become justly famous. Deeper in 
tone and more metallic in finish than Pretty Quadroon . . . they 
form a team of the two most beautiful brown Irises of the day. 
Huge flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards; orange- 
brown beard. 38 inches tall. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950; Dykes Medal. 
1952. Shown on page 47. 

ASPENGLOW (Loomis, '56) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Vivid cadmium yellow self, the standards pleated or tucked near the 
base. This fine, large deep yellow is quite late and thus aids in ex- 
tending the Iris season. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1962. 
HM AIS, 1958. 

BANG (Craig, '55) Each $1.50 

A new red with a name in keeping with the impression it creates in 
the garden! Broad falls of brilliant color and heavy substance, slight- 
ly waved; it owes its fine form to Cordovan, one of its parents. Height 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1955, AM 1960. See page 15. One of the "Five 
Iris of the Year" for 1963. 

BAZAAR (Schreiner, '55) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A glorified version of Raspberry Ribbon, far more brilliant and 
more deeply colored. The blooms are very large, on 36-inch stems. 
The picture on page 48 gives you a good idea of this new plicata. 
HM AIS, 1956. 

BEECHLEAF (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This seedling of Pretty Quadroon has attracted a lot of attention for 
the past several seasons. It is more ruffled than its parent and, while 
bearing some resemblance because of its brownish hue, it is more 
coppery and is enlivened by a violet undertone. The beard is orange- 
brown. Very large blooms on 3-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1959. 
Pictured on page 17. 

BENGALI (Kleinsorge, '61) Each $6.00 

A large, bright old rose-red self with amber to copper blendings 
about the haft and near the outer edges of the falls. The extra large 
standards have heavy mid-ribs which also carry this coppery suffu- 
sion plus a hint of green at the base. Beard is bright bronze-yellow. 
Luminous and bright. 3 feet. 

BIG TIME (Lapham, '51) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

This is a big new deep red with a rosy cast in the standards. Falls 
are velvety and appear almost black-red in certain lights. Hafts 
are brownish and the beard is bronzy orange-yellow. Huge in size 
and a good grower. 3y 2 feet, well branched. 



AZURITE (Sass, '60) Each $7.50 

A new and distinct white plicata pattern, the borders very lightly 
stitched blue and the style arms and crests almost solid moorish 
blue. Flowers are of thick texture and the stems well branched. 
Large, bright and sparkling! HM AIS, 1961. 

BLACK CASTLE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

As Dave Hall has become famous for pinks, the Schreiners have been 
foremost in the production of blacks. Here is one they describe as 
having reached "almost the limit of this coloring" and very close to 
jet. The orange beard is indescribably rich. 32 inches. 

BALLERINA (Hall, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very large, ruffled, wide petaled flamingo-pink self with deep 
orange beard. It is a medium to light tone of pink . . . not pale but 
having plenty of color, a shade lighter than Cherie. Petals are thick 
and lustrous, the form ideal. Husky stems 3 feet tall, with excellent 
branching. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 56. 

BLACK HILLS (Fay, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very tall ebony-black Iris with lots of bloom, widely spaced 
on the stem. We have grown it to a height of 4 feet. Just about 
the same depth as Black Forest, larger and twice the stature. AM 
AIS, 1954. 




BLACK SWAN (Fay, '60) Each $10.00 

As sleek and as ebon-hued as the graceful bird for which it is 
named, with both Black Hills and Sable Night in its parentage. It 
will satisfy those looking for just about the ultimate in dark Iris- 
great size, very wide petals, smooth velvety surface and a brown 
beard tipped black. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. See page 32. 

BLACK TAFFETA (Songer, '54) Each $1.00 

Glistening blackish purple standards and broad velvety black falls, 
slightly ruffled, combine to give us one of the very best of these rich 
and sultry beauties. The beard is tipped bronze. This Iris is very 
well illustrated on page 43. Medium late, height 34 inches. HM AIS, 
1955; AM, 1957. 

BLUE BARON (Schreiner, '62) Each $15.00 

A massive, rich, marine blue of huge size and classical form. The 
blooms are ruffled and well spaced on 40-inch stalks bearing up to 
15 buds each. This and Deep Space certainly rank near the top 
among all recently introduced intensely deep blue Iris! HM AIS, 

BLUEBEARD (Hall, '55) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A large deep blue with very full flaring falls which drop gracefully 
near the tips. The beard is not blue, but has blue tips which make 
it appear blue all over. Silky sheen and brilliant color! 3 feet. Shown 
on page 49. 

BLUE GROTTO (Grinter, '59) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

One of the largest Iris we have grown or seen anywhere, the wide 
falls squarely held and the large standards erect and closed. Color 
is a uniform shade of light violet-blue, the substance that of fine 
china. Well branched, late, three feet in height. New and rarely seen. 
Shown on page 60. 

BLUSH PINK (Hall, '59) Each $3.50 

Light and delicate with an all-over flush of deeper pink, the petals 
wide and fully formed. Both standards and falls are the same shade— 
the fresh glow that can only be described as the blush of youth. 
The flowers are very large, with standards so broad that they 
practically counterbalance the falls. Beard is not conspicuous, thus 
there is nothing to detract from the clean and delightful pink effect. 
Very free flowering; 34-inch stems. HM AIS, 1961. 

BOLERO (Tompkins, '57) Each $1.50 

A self of glistening copper with a bright undertone of rich henna- 
red. Petals are rounded and flaring, sleek and brilliant, the brown 
beards adding a special note of color. Grows to 40 inches, well 
branched, creating a gorgeous clump. 

BON VOYAGE (Plough, '59) Each $3.00 

Standards are white, the edges lightly tinted cobalt violet. Falls are 
white with a dark flush of violet below the white beard which turns 
to yellow within the throat. Large, clean looking, with unique tex- 
ture. 36 inches, well spaced. HM AIS, 1960. See page 61. 

BOUNDING MAIN (Smith, '58) Each $6.00 

A spectacular medium blue self with silky texture, from the orig- 
inator of South Pacific. The standards are lightly ruffled, the falls 
smooth and wide, flaring horizontally. Beard is pale yellow, tipped 
white. Height over three feet. HM AIS, 1961. 

BRASILIA (Schreiner, '61) Each $10.00 

Deep but very brilliant henna-brown-red. This is a new and striking 
color in Iris, much more lively than others in the brownish color 
tones. It is large, well proportioned and beautifully branched. Height 
35 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

"Heavenly blue" is a phrase befitting this ruffled addition to an 
increasingly popular color class. Lighter in tone than many others, 
with a glowing gold beard; it is large in size, on tall well branched 
stalks which defy both wind and rain. It makes one of the finest 
clumps in any garden. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956; Dykes Medal, 1958. 
See page 53. 

BLUE SPINEL (Gibson, '61) Each $6.00 

A genuine gem of unsurpassed quality and color perfection. The 
huge, spreading blossoms will measure 8 inches in width, the sub- 
stance is like leather and has an enamel-like finish. It is lighter than 
indigo but still a deep shade of blue. Giant foliage, heavy stalks 
and exceptionally free blooming. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1962. 

BRASS ACCENTS (Schreiner, '59) Each $5.00 

Golden coffee-brown, regal in carriage, huge in size, ideal in form, 
40 inches in height. We regard this seedling of Inca Chief as a 
leader amongst the host of beautiful brown Iris now available. HM 
AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. Shown on page 33. 

BRAVADO (Hall, '59) Each $4.00 

Deepest golden yellow, ruffled and with wide petals. There is some- 
thing about this flower— heaviness of texture, metallic glisten, or 
uniform depth of golden richness— that draws instant attention in 
the garden or on the show table. This catalog lists many great yel- 
low Iris. Those who have seen them all have told us that Bravado 
is surely a candidate for the top spot. Height 33-36 inches. HM AIS, 
1959; AM, 1963. Shown on page 31. 



BREATHLESS (Schirmer, '62) Each $1 5.00 

Here is a new Flamingo pink of large size and spreading form 
which captured the attention and admiration of judges and critics 
at the New York convention of the American Iris Society. A medium 
tone of pink but vivid and lively in effect. The haft is flushed with 
peach and the beard is coral. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1963. 

BRIAR ROSE (Hall, '55) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

From pink breeding came this deep rose-to-raspberry affair! While 
the picture does not show it, freshly opened flowers sport a small 
blue blaze just below the beard. This disappears on the mature 
blossom. Very tall and very late, with a geranium-red beard. Shown 
on page 26. 

BRIGHT FORECAST (Hamblin, '60) Each $10.00 

Ruffles and lace in blazing golden yellow. The heavy beard is deep 
orange. Petals are broad and possess the quality of hammered and 
crimped metal. This is outstanding as a mass of brilliant gold in 
the garden. 34 inches; quite late. 

BRIGHTSIDE (Schreiner, '61) Each $12.00 

Pale, shimmering lemon yellow that is huge, frothy and ivory 
smooth. The broad petals are heavily laced at the edges. Fine 
form and branching are added good features of this sparkling 
new Iris. HM AIS, 1962. 

BRILLIANT STAR (Hall, '61) Each $15.00 

As Golden Garland was a progenitor of Golden Years, so Frost and 
Flame brought into being a race for larger, more fully formed and 
flashingly red-bearded whites. True, there are many now being intro- 
duced. Some of them are lacking in vigor, however, and others have 
poor substance. We regard this as the finest red-bearded white we 
have grown or seen. It is very broad petaled, full and rather rounded 
but not drooping, beautifully branched and very large. Quite early, 
36 inches. See page 31. HM AIS, 1962. 

BROADWAY STAR (Schreiner, '57) Each $2.00 

Cream standards and rose-red falls combine to fashion a totally dif- 
ferent and refreshingly beautiful creation. Hafts are almost free of 
any venation, lending sharp contrast to the bright ivory standards. 
38 inches tall, classically formed and large in size. HM AIS, 1957. See 
page 19. 

BRONZE BELL (Schreiner, '57) Each $3.50 

Reddish copper-bronze in a huge flower of perfect form and large 
size. The stalks are heavy and well branched, with many blossoms 
per stem. It is taller, redder and better branched than its parent, 
Inca Chief. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Plant patent No. 1728. 


BUCKEROO (Kleinsorge, '61) Each $6.00 

An Iris of gigantic proportions, which in both color and form brings 
to mind the great rodeo spectacles of the Far West. This is a seedling 
of Toast an' Honey; larger, lighter in color and with more 
horizontal falls. These are almost as large as a small dinner plate, 
very wide and almost flat. Color is light cocoa-brown with just a hint 
of violet in the center. Big foliage and heavy stalks are in keeping 
with the stout-hearted air of this flower. 


BUTTERCUP BOWER (Tompkins, '61) Each $10.00 

The fine new blend of lemon, lime and yellow from Chet Tompkins. 
This is a seedling of Butterhorn, with giant, fully rounded flowers, 
broad segments and stronger color contrasts. 38 inches. HM AIS 1962. 

BUTTERHORN (Sass, '55) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Cool, icy and lemon colored, shading to greenish white in the center 
of the falls. The form is quite distinct, as is also the hue of this 
unusual Iris. It is three feet in height, nicely branched, large in 
size. You will like it! HM AIS, 1955. 

BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough, '57) Each $5.00 

A caramel shade of yellow, glistening brightly with gold dust par- 
ticles. There is an intensification of yellow in the heart and on the 
petal edges. The large flowers are heavily laced and crinkled at the 
margins. Has created great interest and admiration bv all who have 
seen it. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 41. 

CADILLAC (Hall, '56) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very early and free blooming rich flamingo pink with red-orange 
beard. Real pink, named in honor of the Men's Garden Club of 
Detroit. Large flowers, 36-inch stems. 


CALDRON (Schreiner, '57) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A very early and free blooming rich flamingo pink with red-orange 
are somewhat unusual in the red class and the flowers are large and 
splendidly formed. Both Ranger and Cordovan are in the parentage. 



CAMPRRE GLOW (Whiting, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Glowing ruby self, heavily overlaid with bright copper which gives it 
a metallic sheen. A genuine self with no haft markings— even the 
beard is deep copper-red. Wide and full form but the flowers are of 
medium size. Substance is firm and the blooming season very long. 
Height 30 to 36 inches. A very rare color gem. HM AIS, 1947. See 
page 49. 

CANDLEFLAME (Hall, '61) Each $6.00 

Gigantic ivory-cream self with a tangerine-orange beard which 
shades to almost white. There is a suggestion of greenish veining in 
the falls, not harsh nor conspicuous, but it does seem to impart a 
distinct cooling or freshening influence to an otherwise warni-hued 
flower. Style arms are deeper ivory. Extremely broad, horizontallv 
held falls and heavy 3-foot stems with good branching. This is a real 
"whopper"" HM AIS, 1962. See page 6. 


CANDLE MAGIC (DeForest, '61) Each $6.00 

Wide standards of pink-tinted tan; the falls are cream with bright 
tan-gold hafts. A creamy version of the Dawn Crest and Dawn Star 
lusciousness might be an apt description. Tall and large. 

CAPTAIN GALLANT (Schmelzer, '59) Each $7.50 

This brand new red has had probably more advance fanfare than 
any other in its color class. Several breeders of today's finest reds have 
told us, after seeing it, that it is probably the finest red to date. The 
introducer calls it "the red Iris that is red throughout, with no 
purple influence and no haft markings." Huge in size and holds its 
color in heat or wind. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

CARIBOU TRAIL (Plough, '57) Each $2.50 

Light but rich golden brown with a bright violet blaze radiating out 
into the falls. All petal edges are heavily crimped and shirred on this 
large, heavily substanced creation. Shown on page 12. HM AIS, 1957 
AM, 1959. 

CARLA (DeForest, '59) Each $3.50 

Rich apricot-pink, remindful of Dawn Crest and Real Delight but 
lighter in tone. Not very well known but deserving of a spot in any 
collection of top-notch varieties. Big stalks, 34 to 40 inches tall. 

CARMELA (Schreiner, '55) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

One of the laciest and most exotic of all the new crinkled introduc- 
tions, selected as one of the "5 Iris of the Year" for 1961. Color is a 
blend of honey and caramel. Height 38 inches; mid-season bloom. 
HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1958. See page 54. 

CASHMERE (Fay, '59) Each $15.00 

Deep rose-pink or rose-red, however you may choose to describe the 
color. The very full, heavy beard is brilliant, almost pure red. If we 
had to choose a dozen of the top Iris of the past ten years this cer- 
tainly would be near the head of our list! It is as close to perfection 
as one could wish for and the color is alive and pleasing. Will be a 
leader for years to come. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1959 AM, 1963. 
Shown on the cover. 

CATHEDRAL BELLS (Wallace, '53) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A tall and wide petaled light pink, uniformly colored in both stand- 
ards and falls. It is a profuse bloomer and the color is fresh and 
definitely pink. Edges of petals are notched and serrated and the 
beard is yellow. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1956. 

CATHERINE CLAAR (E. Claar, '55) Each $1.00 

An almost black and white addition to the Amigo and Wabash class, 
on stems which reach to 3\/ 2 feet. Falls are broad and velvety and 
solid to the center. One of the very latest to flower. Pictured on page 

CAYENNE CAPERS (Gibson, '61) Each $10.00 

Shown on page 28 in precise and accurate detail. Vivid and flashing 
with the sunshine on it or through it . . . glowing and alive on a 
cloudy day or in pouring rain. For rich, intense color in a plicata, 
this red-hot eye-catcher has no parallel. Dominant color is fiery bur- 
gundy to red pepper but a minor area on the falls is lit with cream. 
Beard is orange-bronze. HC AIS, 1960; HM AIS, 1962. 3 feet tall. 


CAROLINE JANE (DeForesf, '51 ) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

There are many plicatas in white with blue stitchings or dots, but 
this one appears to be the very finest of all. Flowers are huge, the 
stems very tall, and the white ground glistens like snow. Markings 
are clean and distinct— a delicate violet blue. Must be seen to be 
fully appreciated. One of the "Iris of the Year" for 1959. HM AIS, 
1951; AM, 1955. See page 53. 

CASA GRANDE (Gibson, 1963) Each $15.00 

A giant deep Burgundy red plicata, the effect of which is more red 
than is generally associated with plicata patterns. A welcome feature 
is the pleasing fragrance of the blossoms ... it is one of the most 
sweetly scented of all Iris. Standards are almost solid Burgundy, the 
falls are the same with a creamy white central area. Bold in habit 
and bright and rich in garden value. 


CELESTIAL GLORY (Bro. Charles, '61) Each $15.00 

Bright golden orange or tan with a very bright red beard. In 1956 we 
saw this bloom for its first time and now can feel extra satisfaction 
in being among the first to offer it. It is large, ruffled, and extra heavy 
in texture. 3 feet. HM AIS, 1962. 

CELESTIAL SNOW (Bro. Charles, '57) Each $5.00 

An absolutely spectacular pure white, the great falls ruffled and 
folded like white draperies. Stalks are widely branched and will 
reach a height of almost four feet. Beard is white, tipped lemon. 
This is a real triumphl HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 29. 

"Thank you for the prompt attention you gave our late 
order. Iris arrived in fine condition. Thank you for the 
extras, always a pleasant surprise." 

L. T. Paquette 

Saginaw, Mich. 


CELESTIAL SUNLIGHT (Bro. Charles, '60) Each $7.50 

Clear medium yellow with a small lighter area near the tip of the 
bright yellow beard. Both standards and falls are beautifully ruf- 
fled. Stems are straight and the large blossoms are well spaced on 
good branches. An Iris of great charm and personality. 35 inches 

CHECKMATE (Tompkins, '63) Each $20.00 

A brand new red of sleek and glistening finish. Standards are silkv 
and ruffled, the falls lacquer-like rather than velvety. Beard is bronze- 
yellow. The shade of red is described as rich carmine, the flowers 
large and flaring on 38-inch stalks. 







CHI-CHI (Hall, '59) Each $3.00 

Deeper in color than May Hall; a seedling of that famous variety 
crossed with Limelight. This is a sumptuous shade of pink, a large 
smooth flower without ruffles. Petals are wide and well formed, the 
stalks robust with good branching and it increases rapidly. 35 
inches in height. HM AIS, 1961. 

CHINESE LANTERN (Fay, '58) Each $2.00 

Deep yellow with a tangerine-red beard. This is a seedling of Techny 
Chimes crossed with Mary Randall. It is smoothly tailored, large, 
and grows to 42 inches; midseason. HM AIS, 1958. 

CHINQUAPIN (Gibson, '60) Each $5.00 

A big golden brown plicata, the standards solid golden brown, the 
falls same color with ivory shading in the central areas where they 
are speckled and blended with brown. Standards are extra broad 
and fluted or waved, completely closed at the top. The wide falls 
flare gracefully and seem to undulate at the margins. Beard is bronzy 
orange. Mr. Gibson called this seedling "Honey Bear" but the name 
had been taken. Anyway, it certainly is a "honey" in the plicata class! 
Height 34-36 inches. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. Shown on page 40. 


CHRISTMAS ANGEL (DeForesi, '60) Each $7.50 

An extra large, warm white with bright gold at the haft, evenly laid 
on. Beard is white, tipped gold, and solid golden yellow within the 
flower. A very tall and robust improvement on the fine variety Patri- 
cian. Magnificent in every way. Well illustrated on page 34. HM AIS, 

CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are 
no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. This is the best of 
a number of excellent new whites produced from Snow Flurry 
crossed with Cahokia. A strong grower, hardy, 36 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. See page 44. 

CLOUD CAP (DeForest, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra 
heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom-pink" by the orig- 
inator, the big flowers are borne on 3y 2 - to 4-foot stalks. HM AIS, 
1951; A.M., 1953. Shown on page 27. 

COFFEE ROYAL (Merrill, '61) Each $8.00 

A gigantic blend of reddish brown and reddish purple, the standards 
garnet brown and the falls Doge purple. The haft and a very nar- 
row edge of the falls are same color as the standards. Beard is 
brownish with purple tips. Falls flare then turn gracefully downward, 
adding depth to width of petals. This is a stalwart, vigorous grower, 
over three feet. HM AIS, 1963. 

COLOR CARNBVAL (DeForesf, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. The 
ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards and falls, 
with heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. Beard is tangerine- 
red. Big flowers, very well formed, on excellent stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

CONCORD RIVER (Buitrick, '56) Each $3.00 

Light blue, with very wide hafts and domed standards. The beard is 
white. Color is smooth and even, without the detracting veins so 
often evident in blue varieties. The 38-inch stalks are strong and 
well branched HM AIS, 1956. 

CONGO (Schreiner, '56) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The first large dark Iris with a reddish silken sheen on top of a coal- 
black undertone. Extra large, nicely branched, 42 inches in height. 

CONSTANT COMMENT (Hall, '54) Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

Pinkish apricot is probably the best way to describe the color of this 
delicious looking affair. Or, you might call it a "peachy" tint. At 
home with the pinks, and from pink breeding, it flaunts a heavy 
red-orange beard that is as brilliant as a house afire. Flowers are large 
and heavily substanced with ruffled and finely notched edges. Bold 
stalks and thrifty foliage, a husky grower. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 




COOL COMFORT (Tompkins, '58) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A lovely new citron-yellow Iris of large size and delightful form. The 
broad, heavily substanced petals have a sleek sparkling finish and a 
hint of lace. This is a self, including the beard, but there is a small, 
snow-white, green flushed blaze at its tip. A luscious and refreshing 
flower, certain to please. Rather late, 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1961. 
See page 13. 

DAWN CREST (DeForest, '60) Each $12.00 

Big hit of the 1960 AIS Convention in Oregon and considered by 
the late Fred DeForest as one of his all time finest productions. 
Standards are bright orange-pink, three inches wide, and ruffled. 
Falls, yellowish ivory, measure a good three inches at the haft and 
are flaring. Up to nine flowers per 3-foot well branched stem. HM 
AIS, 1960; AM 1962. See page 9. 

COPPER HALO (Gibson, '58) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Here we have a new plicata from the originator of the popular 
Taholah. Illustrated on page 15, it is a creamy white or ivory ground 
in both standards and falls, heavily peppered and stitched with rosy 
topper. Broad petals, graceful ruffling and thick texture mark this 
strain and set a new standard for plicata types. Copper Halo is a live- 
ly color pattern which blends well in almost any garden scheme. 
Very late. 34-36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1958. 

COUNTRYSIDE (DeForest, '59) Each $3.50 

An eye-popper for size, in lovely chartreuse-yellow. There is a faint 
plicata dusting of lavender across the wide hafts. Tall, vigorous and 
excellent in every way. HM AIS, 1962. Very late. 

DEEP BLACK (Cook, '55) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This is the blackest and the "slickest" deep hued Iris we have seen. 
In the garden of the originator, where thousands of so-called black 
seedlings have come into being, this was our choice. Height 34-36 
inches. HM AIS, 1955; A.M. 1957. Shown on page 60. 

DEEP SPACE (Tompkins, '61) Each $10.00 

Richest indigo blue, a gigantic flower, broad petaled and smooth in 
the extreme. There are no veinings or haft marks. Beard is heavy 
and rich indigo in color. 40-inch stems and heavy foliage. A real 
stand-out! HM AIS, 1962. 

COURT BALLET (Moldovan, '60) Each $12.50 

Here is a new and exquisitely ruffled big pink self of extra heavy 
porcelain-like finish. Refined and lovely even though it ranks among 
the largest in this color class. Beard is deep red-orange. Heavy 36- 
inch stems. HM AIS, 1961; AM, 1963. 

CREAM CREST (Muhlestein, '59) Each $5.00 

A very wide cream self of smoothest texture, hafts lightly ruffled 
and evenly brushed very clean lemon yellow. Large and tall: one of 
the best in a color which goes well with all others. HM AIS. 1959: 
AM, 1961. 

CRINKLED BEAUTY (Schreiner, '61) Each $17.50 

A fine example of the progress in breeding for lace— possibly I he- 
top production in this line. The large flowers, a delicate orchid 
pink in color, have wide petals and extra heavy substance. Height 
38 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

CRINKLED IVORY (Schreiner, '58) Each $3.50 

Sparkling ivory-cream, simply huge in size, with crepy petals and 
lacy ruffling. A cool lemon flush at the heart and the pale yellow 
beard add to its translucent charm. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. See 
page 12. 

CRINKLED SUNSET (Plough, '57) 

Each $2.50 

Heavily laced and shirred, in a blend of sunset hues. The standards 
are light violet and buff while the falls are violet, pink and buff. 
Very colorful and unusual. HM AIS, 1958. 

CRISPETTE (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A fluted and waved new deep orchid-pink with rich orange beard 
and suffusion of brown on the hafts. Of ideal form and garden 
habit, the coloring having the extra quality of "carrying power" in 
the garden. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. See page 56. 

DANCING TIGER (Schreiner, '53) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Here is a very large jewel-bright, really yellow ground plicata. The 
half-inch border of penny-brown is deftly cut, as if shot with fine 
slender lines on the edge of the falls. Gay and brilliant. 38 inches. 
Shown on page 59. 

DARK FURY (Luihn, '62) Each $15.00 

Sultry blue-black self with self beard. Great width and ruffling, 
coupled with flaring falls and closed standards, set Dark Fury apart 
in its color class. For quality it has no peer. It is a vigorous grower 
with fine foliage and low, widely branched 36 inch stalks. Awarded 
an HC in 1960, and the Gold Cup for the best seedling and an Exhi- 
bition Certificate at San Jose show in 1961. HM AIS, 1963. See page 5. 

DARK SPLENDOR (Fay, '61) Each $10.00 

A fit companion to this introducer's Black Swan but approaching 
black from the blue side. The beard is midnight blue. The large 
flowers have excellent form, with closed standards and silky finish. 
Stout 29-inch stems, well branched. HM AIS, 1962. 

DAVE'S ORCHID (Hall, '60) Each $4.00 

A very large Iris and one which will arouse enthusiasm in those 
looking for something distinctly different. The color is orchid-rose 
with bluish overlay on the falls. Hafts are marked with amber, 
running quite far down on the falls and the lacy edges are 
trimmed with a narrow band of this amber-copper tint. Base of 
standards and style-arms are flushed amber. Beard is bright 
tangerine. A fine grower. 36 inches and over in height. Shown 
on page 37. HM AIS, 1961. 



Apple Valley 
Bon Voyage 
Concord River 
Desert Son 
Crinkled Ivory 
Fire Chief 
Foaming Seas 
Grand Teton 

Apricot Dancer 
Caribou Trail 
Crinkled Sunset 
Fire Brigade 
Fortune's Gift 
Lynn Hall 
Party Pink 
Royalty Velvet 






Elizabeth Noble 
First Violet 
Fluted Copper 
Front Page 
Full Reward 
Her Ladyship 

Blue Grotto 
Broadway Star 
Chinese Lantern 
Cool Comfort 
Copper Halo 
Dancing Tiger 
Dotted Swiss 
Frost & Flame 


Mr. Wonderful 
My Honeycomb 
Regina Maria 
Step Forward 
Blush Pink 

Techny Chimes 
Eleanor's Pride 
Purple Haven 
Major Eff 
Spring Festival 

June Meredith 
Golden Garland 

May Magic 


Oh Boy 


Orange Banner 

Pink Chimes 


Rose Amethyst 
Sierra Skies 
Total Eclipse 
Wide World 

Golden Blaze 
Happy Wanderer 
Mohr Lemonade 
Queen's Lace 
South Pacific 
Swan Ballet 
Sweet Refrain 
Toast an' Honey 
Top Favorite 
Violet Hills 
Waxing Moon 
White Palomino 


DEMETRIA (Hinkle, '58) Each $5.00 

Big and beautiful medium blue, slightly ruffled, with a 
hint of lavender in the falls. The Hinkle blues — 
Helen Novak, Symphony, Regina Maria and Demetria— 
occupy a special niche in the world of topnotch Iris in 
shades of blue. All are noted for great size, lovely form, 
breadth of petal and crisp substance. 36 inches. I1M 
AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. See page 55. 

DESERT SON (DeForest, '59) Each $3.00 

A late flowering, bright chestnut brown from Argus 
Pheasant lineage. Very large, the petals broad and 
flaring. Height 40 inches. 

DESERT THISTLE (Gibson, '61) Each $10.00 

While Jim Gibson has become favorably known for his 
plicatas his breeding program in the field of pinks has 
been pursued with equal zeal and he is adding lace and 
fringes! This one is not pink but is a glowing, rosy 
mauve, or perhaps a captivating blend of lavender-rose, 
slightly blued, would better describe it. Tall, large and 
exciting, with wide standards and falls, finely laced. 
See page 30. HM AIS, 1962. 

DIVINE BLUE (Waters, '59) Each $5.00 

As blue as they come, with porcelain texture and ex- 
tremely broad form. The shade of blue approaches 
azure — not pale but a very definite and vivid sky blue. 
Beard is light yellow. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

DOLLY VARDEN (Hall, '50) Each 75c,- 3 for $2.00 

A very large light pink with a slight overlay of salmon. 
It is a self with no haft markings, good form and sub- 
stance, and it takes the sun surprisingly well. Sturdy and 
well branched on stems of 38 inches. Has proven a good 
parent for large pinks. HM AIS, 1950. 

DOT & DASH (Hall, '60) Each $6.00 

This surprising plicata has been an attraction in both 
the Hall garden and in our own for the past few sea- 
sons. It has borne the nickname Dave's "Black & White," 
but was not registered as such. Our illustration is quite 
accurate, showing the almost solidly colored blackish 
violet standards and bright falls of pure white with 
blackish margins. Most of the peppery effect is confined 
to the outer area of the falls. The beards are inconspicu- 
ous. Flowers are waved and flaring, well spaced on good 
branches, and are produced in great profusion. 33-36 
inches. HM AIS 1960; AM, 1962. See page 57. 

DOTTED SWISS (Sass, '56) Each $2.00 

Acclaimed by many as the finest of the blue and white 
plicatas. The ground color is sparkling white and the 
dots and stitchings are decidedly blue, the very large 
flowers elegantly ruffled. It truly lives up to its 
name. Over three feet tall, very well branched, blooms 
early. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. See back cover. 




DREAM SPUN (Gibson, '62) Each $12.00 

A blend of pinkish amethyst on white ground, actually a plicata, of 
course, but with a less definite pattern than is usually associated with 
the term. The central area and the style-arms glow with a waxy, 
coppery tint. Beard is light yellow. Both standards and falls are abun- 
dantly ample in width, the former erect but nearly closed, waved and 
ruffled, the latter semi-flaring and likewise heavily ruffled. Mr. Gib- 
son relates that this incandescent beauty combines all the good 
qualities he has dreamed for in a good Iris — hence its name, Dream 
Spun. Height 40 inches. Shown on page 11. HM AIS, 1963. 

EDENITE (Plough, '59) Each $10.00 

"Sooty" black with a deep red undertone; a seedling of Sable Night. 
The uniform blackness of this flower immediately attracts all who 
see it in the garden. Domed standards and flaring falls. Blooms 
rather early. 30 inches. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. See page 6. 

ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Watkins, '56) Each $3.00 

Majestic and beautifully branched, this powder-blue Iris has quality 
in every detail. A self of soft even tone, the full white beard pro- 
viding added attractiveness. Falls are wide and flaring, the whole 
flower nicely ruffled. Blooms in midseason; 36-40 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1956; AM, 1958; Dvkes Medal in 1961. Shown above. 

ELIZABETH NOBLE (K. Smith, '55) Each $1.50 

The standards open palest violet and quickly change to white, 
the falls are deep and brilliant true purple clear out to the 
edges. Beard is white and the crests are brushed purple. A 
larger and more "noble" flower than Helen Collingwood, 
of which it is a seedling. 36 inches; rather late. HM AIS. 1955. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this giant Iris has con- 
sistently led all others in point of sales popularity. And no 
wonder! The great rich red-violet blooms are daintily ruffled, 
of a silky texture and remarkable substance. The stems 
are well branched and at least 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 
1942; AM, 1943. See page 54. 

EL MONSOUR (Hall, 1963) Each $15.00 

An immense greenish ivory Iris with amber lights and 
shadings. The thick petals are greenish amber on 
the under sides. Not a "green" flower and certainly not 
a dirty shade— as so many so-called green- tinged in- 
troductions prove to be! The extra wide falls are crimped, 
ruffled and fringed at the edges. There is a smooth amber 
shoulder near the upper portion of the falls and this com- 
bines with the orange-red beard to give the heart of the flower 
a very warm glow. "El Monsour" means "The Victory"— 
and this huge and uniquely colored affair should prove to be 
just that! Wonderful branching and long season of bloom. 
36 inches. Shown on page 5. 

EMMA COOK (Cook, '59) Each $1 0.00 

A new pattern, the standards clear white, the falls white 
with a distinct half-inch border of bright violet-blue. Beard 
is vellow. Named for the charming wife of one of the world's 
greatest Iris breeders. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. Shown on 
page 31. 

ENCHANTED VIOLET (Hamblen, '58) Each $3.50 

This striking creation is unique for the combination of pink 
and orchid tints in the heart of the flower. It is a lovelv shade 
of light violet, slightly ruffled, and the heavy beard is fiery tan- 
gerine-red. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. Illustrated below. 

ENCHANTRESS (Hall, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Delicate parchment color, faintly flushed with pink, especially 
in the standards. The central area of the falls has an overlay 
of amber and the beard is brilliant orange. Unlike any other 
of Mr. Hall's fine things. It is an extra late Iris, with heavy- 
stems and an enamel-like finish to the large flowers. 34-36 
inches. See page 27. 

ESTHER FAY (Fay, '61) Each $12.00 

A beautiful pink self, large in size, ruffled and broad petaled. 
This is new and a favorite of one of America's best knoyvn 
producers of quality originations. A bright, reddish-pink 
beard makes the center glow. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 


ETHEREAL PINK (Gibson, '62) Each $7.50 

This is an exquisitely laced new pink self with melon pink beard, 
jewel-like in finish and color. The standards are large and domed, 
the falls wide and held high before arching. Style arms are large 
and heavily laciniated in keeping with the "pinking shears" treat- 
ment of all petal edges. Rampant in growth and prolific in bloom 
it has been an alluring attraction in the Gibson garden where its 
color has withstood the test of hottest sun. Vigorous, well branched, 
three feet in height. 

FABULOUS (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $3.50 

Here is a flower remindful of the splendor in a scene from a tale 
in the Arabian Nights! Our picture on page 36 is neither deep 
enough in tone nor sufficiently brilliant to portray the pageant of 
color loosed in the garden when this Iris unfolds ... a blend of 
red, rose, violet and copper. Very large, quite late. 36-38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1958. 

FAIRY FABLE (Ernst, '61) Each $10.00 

The first introduction originating here at Cooley's Gardens, Larry 
Ernst, having had access to all of the Iris in our entire collection, 
including the newest of the Hall seedlings, has produced some very 
high class things of his own. This one, resulting from Lynn Hall 
crossed with May Hall combines the best features of both parents. 
The shade of pink is about midway between these two. The falls 
possess great width, extra thick substance and are ruffled and waved 
at the margins. The heavy beard is deep tangerine-red. 36 inches. 
Shown on page 38. HM AIS, 1962. 

FASHION SHOW (Hamblen, '59) Each $3.50 

Here is a combination of shades and tints in violets, mauve 
and gold dust, unmatched by any Iris we know. Flowers 
are widely flaring, the standards closed, and handsome 
ruffling adds attractiveness. Beard is brilliant orange. Long 
blooming season. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1959. Shown on 
page 62. 

FATHER RIGNEY (Mission, '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Very large dark violet with violet beard tipped white. High 
up on the "shoulders," where the standards and falls meet, 
there is a dark brown blotch which adds interest and 
beauty to this richly colored Iris. It is an exceptionally 
vigorous grower; tall, straight and well branched. 42 inches. 

FESTOON (Hall, '58) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A luscious blend of caramel and peach and salmon-pink, with extra 
heavy beard of tangerine-red. The coloring is positively mouthwater- 
ing! Note the crimped and ruffled edges of botli standards and falls in 
the picture on page 57— a most attractive feature of this delectable 
novelty. From pink breeding, it should be a gem for the hybridizer. 
It is quite early, of good size, well branched on 38-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1959. 

FIRE BRIGADE (Schreiner, '57) Each $2.50 

Glowing crimson-red, shapely in form of flower, of good size and 36 
inches in height. The beard is bronze-orange. Well named, it pro- 
vides an especially fiery clump of garden color. HM AIS, 1958. See 
page 61. 

FIRE DANCE (Fay, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a bur- 
gundy-red plicata, both standards and falls heavily marked all over 
with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and 
full, the falls flaring. A prolific bloomer, 40 inches tall. HM AIS 

FIRE MAGIC (Schreiner, '62) Each $15.00 

Big and bold, tall and faultlessly branched; a gleaming, fiery, 
copper-red with widely flaring falls and large closed standards. Ex- 
ceptionally red for an Iris and with the sun on it or through it, Fire 
Magic really lives up to its name! 42 inches. HM AIS, 1963. 

FIRENZE (O. Brown, '58) Each $4.00 

A bright violet-blue self with startling contrasting beard of tangerine 
red. Flaring falls and wide hafts help to display this unusual com- 
bination. Height to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 


FIRST VIOLET (DeForest, '52) Each $1.50 

Lovely clear light violet self, the standards, falls and even the 
beard being of uniform hue. Winner of Dykes Medal in 1956. 

FLAG SUSP (Tompkins, '60) Each $5.00 

A true light violet blue self, including the beard. The lovely, cool, 
clear color has such luminous quality as to make it outstandingly 
different. Perfect in every way— flower, stalk and plant growth 
Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

FLASHING GEM (Gibson, 1963) Each $15.00 

Very tall and very large bright yellow with a band of bright rose- 
purple surrounding each fall. The standards are yellow shading into 
the same rose-purple trim on the falls. Actually more brilliant than 
our picture on page 11 seems to portray— but this gives you a fair 
idea. Note the purple tips on the style arms. Widely branched and 
blooms over a very long season. 40 inches in height. 


FIRE CHIEF (Galyon, '59) Each $3.00 

The most brilliant variegata, the deep yellow standards clean and 
clear, the very red toned falls large and devoid of haft markings. 
Stalks will often reach to four feet in height. HM AIS, 1959. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, '43) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

A glowing bright burgundy-red plicata, with yellow trim. Well 
named, it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The 
fairly large flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 
32-inch steins. HM AIS, 1943. Pictured on page 47. 

FLUTED COPPER (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $1.50 

Carrying on the long line of bronze, brown and tan Iris for which 
the Doctor has become so well known, this distinct one is in metallic 
shades of hammered copper. Both the standards and falls are bright 
coppery tan, curled and crinkled, broad and in good balance. The 
beard is bronzy orange. Height 34-36 inches. Pictured in color on 
page 19. 

FLUTED HAVEN (Reynolds, '58) Each $15.00 

A swirly and frilly big white of heavy substance. This bears some 
resemblance to Celestial Snow but is more on the creamy side. The 
flaring falls are delightfully fluted. Quite early; 35 inches. AM, 1962. 

FOAMING SEAS (Stevens, '60) Each $3.50 

A frothy, ruffly light blue with deeper veins, suggestive of the 
churning surf against a rocky shore. The beard is bluewhite. Mas- 
sive flowers, widely spreading in form and freely produced on 3-foot 
stalks. HM AIS, 1960. 

FORTUNE'S GIFT (Mitsch, '55) Each $2.50 

Huge, 7-inch flowers with very wide and spreading falls, a seedling 
of Cordovan crossed with Inca Chief. The color is deep but bright 
metallic brown, with bronze beard. 40 inches in height. HM AIS, 

FORWARD MARCH (Lapham-Wise, '60) Each $4.00 

Deep uniform ruby-crimson with wide and flat flaring falls of velvety 
texture. There are no haft venations and the dull bronze-yellow 
beard blends well with the richness and depth of this newcomer to 
the red fold. 30 inches. 

FOXFIRE (Fox, '53) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A grand golden yellow self which was awarded the President's Cup 
at the American Iris Society convention in 1957 in Memphis. Very 
free flowering, the large blooms are of perfect form, and glisten with 
a metallic sheen. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1957. 

FRONT PAGE (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

One of the superb seedlings of Solid Gold, seen and exclaimed over 
in the Kleinsorge garden since they flowered for the first time. The 
ground color is deep red-gold, lighting to almost white on the central 
area of the falls. This is close to the color pattern of Prospector but 
the flower is almost twice that size and over three feet tall. Picture on 
page 14 is close to the real thing. HM AIS, 1956. 

FROST and FLAME (Hall, '57) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Mr. Hall worked for several years in an effort to bring out a faultless 
white with the tangerine beard so closely associated with the flamin- 
go-pinks. And here we have it! The flowers are large, the stiff stems 
reach four feet, and the thick petals are as clean and white as a sheet. 
Every judge who has seen this has been enthusiastic about it. HM 
AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illustrated on back cover. 


FULL DRESS (O. Brown, '60) Each $10.00 

Heavily laced bright yellow with saffron yellow beard. 
The flowers have domed standards and graceful, semi- 
flaring falls. Tall, strong stalks with fine branching. 
HM AIS, 1960. 

FULL REWARD (Kleinsorge, '55) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Another seedling of Solid Gold and one of the largest 
and most deeply toned yellows we have ever seen. The 
falls are exceptionally wide right up to the point 
where they meet the fully domed standards. Extra 
good branching and an abundance of blossoms. 3 
feet or over. HM AIS, 1956. Color picture on page 21. 

FULL VOLTAGE (Tompkins, '60) Each $10.00 

Standards are brilliant dandelion gold, broad and 
domed. Falls are like rich white velvet with a half-inch 
border of precise stitching, the same bright yellow of 
the standards. 38-inch stems, well branched. HM AIS, 

FUSILIER (Tompkins, '58) Each $2.00 

A brand new orange-yellow self, including the beard, 
near to chrome-orange by the color chart. This was 
outstanding in the Fleur-de-Lis gardens last season and 
we are glad to offer it is as one of the best and newest 
of all yellows. Large, heavily ruffled, velvety textured. 
38 inches HM AIS, 1961. 

GALILEE (Fay, '56) Each $2.50 

Giant medium blue self with a white beard. The color 
holds in sun or rain and is decidedly blue for an Iris. 
Mr. Fay has produced some excellent things in blue- 
such as Bluebird Blue and Butterflv Blue— but this 
tops them all! HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. See page 18. 

GARDEN GOLD (Hall, '56) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Solid, deep chrome-yellow throughout, except for the 
fiery orange-red beard. While the beard is not actually 
red it is so deep an orange tone as to appear almost 
red and certainly sets this Iris apart from all other 
yellows. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957. See page 59. 

GAYLORD (Douglas, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

With pure white standards and velvety red-purple 
falls bordered white, we have a vast improvement on 
the famous and long popular Wabash. Gaylord is 
more than twice as large as its predecessor and will 
soon displace it. 38 inches; late. HM AIS, 1949. See 
page 61. 

GEORGIE ERNST (Hall, '62) Each $10.00 

Fluffy pale pinkish lilac, or might be described as an 
orchid shade with a faint hint of blue in its make-up. 
Standards and falls are identical in color, the hafts 
lighter in tone and a tangerine beard literally sets the 
center on fire. The flowers are very large and beauti- 
fully formed, the stems well branched ... as bubblv 
and frothy as an evening gown beset with jewels in the 
form of the brilliant beards! Height 34 inches. 

GIANT ROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $5.00 

Possibly the largest Iris ever introduced, the blooms 
actually measuring 11 inches, from top to bottom! 
Color is a pleasing shade of lilac-rose with yellow glow 
at the heart. Beard is bright yellow. The inch-thick 
stems reach 40 inches. Patent No. 2067. HM AIS, 1961. 




Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 


GOLDEN BLAZE (Mitsch, '56) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Derived from Inca Chief, a more golden and less brown affair, and 
with much more life. Very large in size, with heavy texture, produc- 
ing a mass of bloom. A clump in bloom is a real eye catcher! 34 

GOLDEN CROWN (Kleinsorge, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An absolutely stunning combination of old gold and richest plush- 
like brownish maroon velvet. It is a seedling of Spanish Fandango. 
36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1957. See page 47. 

GOLDEN DELIGHT (E. Smith, '60) Each $10.00 

This was one of the surprises among the new things in bloom at the 
American Iris Society convention last season. It is surely one of the 
most outstanding yellows we have seen— large, glittering deep gold- 
en yellow, lacy and ruffled in both standards and falls. Even the 
style arms are fringed. This is from pink breeding. 38 inches. 

A veritable giant of a flower, on stalks fully four feet in height, 
blooming very late in the season. In some ways it resembles Truly 
Yours, but it is more of a bi-color and a different shade of yellow. 
Our picture is too light in tone; the actual flower has definite golden 
yellow standards and almost white falls bordered yellow. The lace- 
work and crimped petals on both standards and falls are exceptional. 
Here is a real traffic stopper! HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illus- 
trated on page 16. 

GOLDEN HAWK (K. Smith, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A giant yellow self with an almost velvety texture to the petal. 
The form and carriage are about as near perfect as one could ask for 
in any Iris and the 38-inch stems are very well branched. HM AIS, 

GOLDEN SPICE (Muhlestein, '60) Each $5.00 

Deep yellow plicata, the standards solid golden yellow and the falls 
the same shade marked with reddish ginger-brown. A more golden 
My Honeycomb and one of the finest yellow ground plicatas we have 
seen. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of an 
intermediate tone. This is a big flower with yvide petals and lovely 
form— "soft as sunshine on a spring day!"' 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954; 
AM, 1956. Illustrated on page 49. 

* GOLDEN TAN (Craig, '54) Each $3.00 

"Giant among Giants", a lively tan self which is seldom seen but will 
certainly thrill any Iris grower. Huge bloom and stalk reaching to 
40 inches. 

GOLDEN YEARS (Hall, '61) Each $7.50 

When Golden Garland appeared in 1953, Dave Hall seized 
upon it at once as a forerunner of "things to come" in com- 
binations of lacy yvhite fringed with gold. In the past few 
years a vast number of the offspring from this great Iris have 
come into flower amongst his seedlings. The one selected as 
most outstanding was given the name of "Golden Years" in 
fond recognition of the era into which Mr. Hall's long asso- 
ciation with Iris is now fitted. Illustrated on page 29. HM 
AIS, 1962. 

GOLD PIECE (Schreiner, '59) Each $5.00 

Solid golden yellow with conical ruffled standards and very spread- 
ing falls, poised as if in full flight. The leathery texture is derived 
from Inca Chief, a parent. The brilliant Golden Sunshine is also in 
its breeding. 33 inches; midseason. HM AIS, 1959. 

GRACIE PFOST (E. Smith, '61) Each $1 2.50 

A new blend in shades of henna-brown and copper-rose, simply colos- 
sal in size and up to 40 inches in height of stem, Colors are bright 
and the flowers are ideally formed, with the texture of satin. A seed- 
ling of Mary Randall X Cordovan, it is one of the very topnotch 
brand new things in this catalog. HM AIS, 1962. Shown on page 35. 

GRAND COULEE (Plough, '58) Each $5.00 

A very large and beautifully fringed and ruffled vellowish tan with 
rose blendings. The beard is contrasting bright yellow. Wide, domed 
standards, and falls of great width, the stalks well branched and 
about 34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

GRAND TETON (DeForest, '56) Each $2.00 

One of the largest of all Iris, with 8-inch flowers on 40-inch stalks. 
Wax-yellow standards, the falls slightly deeper and heavily ruffled. 
Hafts are broad and the style arms are crinkled like an oncobred. 
HM AIS, 1957. 

GREEN QUEST (R. Brown, '60) Each $10.00 

We hear a great deal about "green Iris" these days but the term is 
largely an exaggeration. This is as near green as any, actually bright 
primrose yelloyv with a chartreuse green cast. Added to the unusual 
color is perfection of form, large size, perfect branching. It blooms 
rather late. Height 36 inches. HM AIS, 1962. See front cover. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Hall, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to date. It is twice as large as Heritage 
and much the same shade of pink; deeper in color than Ballerina, 
much larger and more colorful than Pink Sensation. It lias bowled 
over all who have seen it. Happy Birthday is not just a sumptuous 
flower ... it has bold foliage, big, heavy stalks, large rhizomes and 
increases at a rapid rate. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM. 1954. 
Shown in color on page 27. One of the "5 Iris of the Year" in 1960. 

HAPPY WANDERER (Lapham, '57) Each $2.00 

A clear tapestry-red self with clean, smooth hafts and a dark orange 
beard. This is the largest red Iris we have seen. Both standards and 
falls are full, well rounded and the shade of red is vibrant and glow- 
ing. Our illustration on page 46 is a tactual likeness of this grand 
flower. Height 36 inches. 


HARBOR BLUE (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This grand blue, of startling size, has been winning fame both in 
this country and abroad. The great flowers are borne on husky 
stalks reaching almost four feet and they hold up in all kinds of 
weather. HM AIS, 1955 AM, 1957. 

HARVEST SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '56) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid apricot 
faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to apricot near 
the margins. Beard is orange-yellow. The flowers are well tailored, 
just slightly waved at the edges of the falls. Substance is thick and 
the petal surface glistens with myriad golden particles. A clump 
produces lots of blooms thus making it an ideal variety for mass 
effect in the garden. 3 feet; mid-season. In color on page 55. 

HAWAIIAN BREEZE (Hall, '61) Each $6.00 

A delicately colored flower that is neither pink nor mauve, but is 
from pink breeding and could be called a pink blend. It is so differ- 
ent from others of this series, so enchanting in its pastel shadings 
and so excitingly unique with its decidedly pink beard! Large, well 
formed and nicely branched. 3 feet. See page 35. HM AIS, 1963. 

HEARTBEAT (Lapham, '58) Each $5.00 

Among the vast number of pink Iris now in commerce, this is 
real unique. Not only is the "La France" shade quite apart from 
others, but the heavy pink beard extending far down on the falls 
is unlike any Iris we know. Rare breeding opportunity here! 36 
inches; quite late. HM AIS, 1958. 

HEAVENLY DAYS (Wickersham, 1963) Each $15.00 

Too many blues? Not with the quality, form, size and crisp clear 
June sky hue of this one! Standards are wide and upright, practically 
closed at the top, waved and of heavy substance. The falls are extra 
broad and flaring, set off with a creamy white beard. This is a very 
close approach to Flax blue in a flower that has everything. Good 
branching and very long lasting. Height 3 feet. Shown on page 5. 

HELEN COLLINGWOOD (K. Smith, '49) Each $1.00 

A very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light lavender, 
the falls bright violet-purple ... a decided contrast. Stalks are 40 
inches tall, sturdy and vigorous. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. Shown 
on page 51. 

HELEN NOVAK (Hinkle, '58) Each $5.00 

A ruffled medium blue of intense color, lovely billowy fullness of 
form and delightful ruffling. The beard is tipped blue. Great 
size and 38-inch, nicely branched stalks are additional complements. 
It is free flowering and a fast increaser. HM AIS, 1958. 

HENNA STITCHES (Gibson, '61) Each $7.50 

Well illustrated on page 37. a very bright combination of frosty 
white and gleaming henna-copper. The petals are gracefully flounced 
and ruffled. A feature which enlivens this new plicata is the metallic- 
gleam of the reddish copper margins and stylearms. Beard is dusty 
old gold, lightly tipped magenta. Hafts and base of standards arc 
blended gold. Here is a dazzling beautv with fragrant, spicy odor. 36 
inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

HER LADYSHIP (Palmer, '56) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

If you admire blue Iris you will fall in love with this very large me- 
dium blue, remindful of a regal lady with full, semiflaring skirts 
Standards are conical and firmlv closed. 36 inches and over in height. 
HM AIS, 1956. 

HIGH ABOVE (Deforest, '61) Each $15.00 

This was the sensation of the 1960 American Iris Society convention 
and will go down as one of the late Fred DeForest's masterpieces. 
Color is pale sky blue, smooth and even, the texture like satin. Very 
spreading falls, waved at the edges, seven to nine blooms to the 36- 
inch stalk. HM AIS, 1962. Shown on page 32. 

HUNTSMAN (Sass, '55) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This blackish red-brown is seldom seen and is but little known. The 
ruffled flowers are large and rounded in form, self colored, the beard 
deep bronze. There are no markings on the falls. Medium height, to 
30 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

ILLUSTRIOUS (Hall, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Our latest blue Iris. Blossoms are of very large size, uniform rich 

deep blue— almost indigo— and a clump is a wonderful sight. The 

smooth haft is brownish and the beard is inconspicuous. Widely 
branched, three feet tall. 


IMPERIAL WOMAN (K. Smith, '58) Each $6.00 

An odd shade of violet-blue with underlying amethyst cast; tall and 
imperial in carriage with exceptionally wide, large flaring falls which 
are lightly ruffled. Beard is pale violet and there are flecks of tur- 
quoise on the crests. Medium late, 40 inches in height. HM AIS, 
1961. Shown on page 5. 

INCA CHIEF {Mitsch, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Burnished golden bronze, evenly colored throughout. The ruffled 
flowers, with verv broad hafts, are of immense size and are produced 
on heavy stalks. Height about 3 ft. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See page 

INDIGLOW (Schortman, '59) Each $12.50 

Deepest violet-blue, velvety and brilliant, gigantic in size and fault- 
less in form. What more can one ask? Placement on the heavy stalks 
is ideal and they will reach a height of 40 inches. Few plants avail- 
able. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

'7 have all your catalogues since I began dealing with you in 1943 and the 
plants received from you over a period of twenty years have always been beauti- 
ful and entirely satisfactory. They still give us real pleasure." 

Mrs. H. M. Boggess, Bryn Athyn, Penna. 



Each $15.00 

both the combination of 
standards and falls. As the 

the appearance of some of 
it really contains no onco 

solid tan with a flush of 

peppered deep plum on a 
v. 30-inch, well branched 

IN ORBIT (Gibson, 1963) 

A new pattern in plicatas, as regards 
colors and the striking contrast between 
illustration clearly indicates, this Iris has 
the onco hybrids of C. G. White, but 
blood. Standards are waved and fluted, 
light violet; the ruffled falls striated and 
white ground. Large flowers on stock 
stems. See page 10. 

IRENE BROWN (R. Brown, '60) Each $12.00 

If you are looking for deep color in the pink class you will find it 
here! At the Kansas City convention of the American Iris Society 
it was voted the most popular variety on display. Clean and rich in 
tone, the coral red beard adding to its brightness. Large, fairly earlv, 
on 40-inch stems. HM AIS, 1962. 

IRMA MELROSE (DeForest, '56) Each $1.00, 3 for $2.50 

Extra large lemon-yellow with faint plicata markings near the beard 
and throat. Although of unusual size the ruffled flowers are graceful 
and long lasting in rain or sun. Stems are very tall but strong and 
well branched. 38-40 inches. HM AIS, 1956. Shown on page 51. 

JAN ELIZABETH (Muhlesiein, '59) Each $10.00 

Luscious blending of Flamingo pink, peach and pale orchid-pink. 
Lace and frills bedeck both the cupped standards and wide 
spreading falls. The heavy beard is bright tangerine. 34 indies. 
HM AIS, 1959. 

AH Pink 


Group A Ten fov$7 





Briar Rose 


Vanity Fair 


Cloud Cap 


May Hall 


May Magic 




Pink Chimes 


Happy Birthday 


(Total Value $11.00) 

Group B'Teii for$5 



Raspberry Ribbon 


Cathedral Bells 


Mary Randall 


Constant Comment .60 



Dolly Varden 


Color Carnival 


Pink Sensation 




(Total Vol 

ue $8.10) 

G^oupTT Eight for $15 

Apple Valley 
June Meredith 

$3.50 Lynn Hall 
3.00 Party Pink 
5.00 Spring Festival 
2.00 Mr. Wonderful 
(Total Value $24.50) 




"When we received our order of YOUR plants, it is the plain truth 
that rue were astonished at the difference. Your plants were so ob- 
viously superior: larger, plumper, cleaner, much better roots, in fact 
they were the very picture of robust health. The packing, too, was so 
neat and clean, and obviously suitable, for the plants looked just like 
Ihey had been freshly dug and washed." 

Keith & Emily Nelson 

Marietta, Ohio 

HAPp y b, rthday 


JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, '50) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A light blue that is deeper in color than Helen 
McGregor, of which it is a seedling. It resembles 
its famous parent in form and size but because it 
carries more color it is distinct and worthy in its 
own right. We have seen no Iris which appears 
nearer true blue. HM AIS, 1950; AM. 1932. See page 

JEAN SIBELIUS (C. Benson, '59) Each $10.00 

One of the handsomest of all the blues and about 
as near perfection as any Iris can be. Clear and 
crisp steel blue, noble in carriage and of giant size. 
38-inch well branched stalks. HM AIS. 1959; AM. 

JUDY MARSONETTE (Hall, '62) Each $8.00 

Here is the deepest pink Iris we have thus far 
introduced! In addition to its luscious and smoothlv 
uniform color the large blossoms are of tailored 
perfection in form, the falls semi-flaring and of 
thick texture. Beard is brilliant red-orange. A short 
row of this in our field lured all visitors. Stems 
are stout, well branched, 34 inches tall. 

JUNE BRIDE (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The picture on page 55 is not quite right for this 
luscious, mouth-watering, deep apricot-pink with 
the heavy geranium-red beard. It is much more 
pink and less buff than the color plate indicates. 
Such delectable shades are associated with Tu- 
berous Begonias and Gladioli. Large flower, hori- 
zontal falls, 30 inches in height. HM AIS, 1952. 

JUNE MEREDITH (Muhlestein, '54) Ea. $2.00 

A complete self of rich, deep pink. In our opinion 
it is the best pink which this well known hy- 
bridizer has produced. Color is uniform in both 
standards and falls: vivid and alive. Large flowers 
on 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1951; AM. 1956. Shown 
on page 16.* 

JUNGLE FIRES (Schreiner, '60) 

Each $5.00 

A smooth, evenly colored new red self, 
with jaunty, flaring form and silken 
sheen. A "coals-of-fire" shade of red, 
rather than the red effect derived from 
the purple or garnet side of the color 
spectrum. Bronze yellow beard. Free 
blooming, large size, height 3 feet. HM 
AIS. 1960. 

KAHILI (Schreiner, '61) Ea. $7.50 

A big bright, contrasty variegata. Falls 
are deep, velvety maroon-brown; the 
standards are luminous pale gold deep- 
ening toward the edges. Style arms are 
stained with crimson and the beard is 
rich yellow. Probablv the finest of this 
type. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1962. 

KARACHI (Schreiner, '58) 

Each $3.50 

Newest, deep burgundy, wine- 
on-white plicata, darker and 
redder than Port Wine or Ba- 
zaar. In fact it is more red 
than anything else; the only 
white appears as a patch in the center 
of the falls. Large, perfectly formed, on 
3-foot stems. HM AIS. 1958. See page 59. 

LADY ALBRIGHT (Muhlestein, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A beautiful and brilliant blend, the standards 
golden copper and the falls deep lavender-rose with 
an edge to match the standards. Nothing else like 
it. 36-inch, well branched stems. HM AIS. 1950. 

LADY ILSEfK. Smith/51) Ea. $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

The brilliant blue of the sky brought down and 
into the garden in a flower of exquisite charm and 
alluring form. Perfection of style and great width 
ol petals point up this Iris. 38 inches. HM AIS, 
1952: AM, 1955. See page 58. 

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LA NEGRA FLOP (Crosby, '57) Each $3.00 

The name means "Black Flower" in Spanish. Here is a tall, ruffled, 
very dark Iris which won the Primio Firenze Gold Medal in in- 
ternational competition in Florence, Italy in 1959. 38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1958. 

LA ROSITA (Hall, '60) Each $4.00 

A large, broad petaled, soft uniform rose self. Area below the beard 
is paler, almost white, in center. Haft markings are not conspicuous, 
but give a rosy tan flush near the center of the flower. Beard is pale 
tangerine— not red. Photo on page 44 is a good likeness but the 
beard hardly deep enough. Very tall— 36-40 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A winsomely ruffled improvement on Pink Plume. Color is an even 
shade of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals nicely ruffled, the 
beard and hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied flower in all its 
parts . . . possibly the very finest of all the orchid or lilac-purple. 40 
inches tall. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1959. Picture on page 50. 

LEADING LADY (Lyell, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A perky and lightly ruffled flower with bright pale yellow standards 
and creamy white falls edged yellow. A great favorite with all visitors 
as it makes a stunning clump. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1954. 

LICORICE STICK (Schreiner, '61) Each $7.50 

A blue-black of exceptional size with 40-inch stems. A nugget of 
color richness in the Iris colorama. Even the beard is deep indigo. 
Although intensely dark, a velvety sheen imparts brightness to this 
unusually fine new black. HM AIS, 1962. 

LILAC FESTIVAL (Plough, '59) Each $10.00 

A classic, lightly ruffled, wide petaled, light orchid self including the 
beard which is almost white. The entire flower has a silvery ap- 
pearance. Truly a masterpiece in delicacy of tone, form and size. 33 
inches. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1963. 

LILAC LANE (Whiting, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a delicate mauve color of heavy 
substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are few, if any, modern 
Iris which resemble this one in color tone. We regard it as one of 
the loveliest and among Mrs. Whiting's best. Slightly ruffled, very 
refined in effect, 3 feet tall, HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1951. Shown on 
page 48. 

"In all the years I've ordered Iris from you I've never taken time id 
thank you for your trouble to select such nice plants. My order ar- 
rived in good condition and I planted it right away. Am expecting a 
show place this spring along with what I already have in my garden. 
Thanks again for the extra plants." 

Miss Naomi Poole 
Reidsville, N.C. 




LIMELIGHT (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A canary-yellow to greenish yellow Chantilly, very much larger than 
that famous ruffled and frilled member of the pink strain. It is a Sun- 
ray seedling, all vellow with a lighter area on the falls. One of the 
most novel Iris we have ever grown and one of the most beautiful as 
well. The lace-like blossoms are produced on 35-inch stems. HM AIS 
1952; AM, 1954. See page 60. 

LITTLE DOLLY (Hall, '61) Each $7.50 

Out of the maze of pinks in the annual crop of new seedlings this 
very bright and intensely colored medium size flower stood out de- 
spite its short stature. Slender of stem, reaching a height of about 20 
inches, it is loaded with flowers and lasts and lasts. This should find 
enthusiastic acceptance in Median Iris circles. Color plate on page 38 
is a good likeness but the beard is even more red than shown. HM 
AIS, 1962. 

"My recent shipment of rhizomes was, as ususal, in perfect 
condition. Yours are by far, every year, superior to any. 1 
want to thank you for the lovely bonus gift. I win ribbons 
every year on your Iris." 

Mrs. Siddons Stollenwerck 

Faunsdale, Ala. 


LITTLE GREMLIN (Hall, '62) Each $3.50 

Something entirely different, a perky little almost black-and- 
white fellow on 10 to 12-inch stems. The falls are stiff and 
almost horizontal, white except for a short band of solid black- 
ish violet on the outer edge and extending about the length of 
the soft brownish beard. Standards and style-arms are almost 
solid deep blackish violet, lightly flaked white. This has the 
appearance of some species other than the bearded but it is 
related to the plicata Dot and Dash. Median enthusiasts have 
exclaimed over it and all agree that it is unique. Foliage is 
broad but short. HM AIS, 1963. See page 6. 

LORNA LYNN (Plough, '61) Each $10.00 

This is a luscious blend of salmon, pink and apricot. The large 
flowers are flaring and there is a yellow flush below the bright 
Saturn-red beard. Very long blooming season. 35 inches. HM AIS, 

LOVELY LETTY (Hall, '60) Each $4.00 

Bright violet-blue with very brilliant tangerine beard, 30-32 
inches tall, with many flowers. Very flaring falls, standing almost 
horizontal— a fine feature for an Iris of medium height. Self 
colored except for the fiery beard. Shown on page 22. HM AIS, 

LUCY LEE (Gibson, '60) Each $4.00 

Clean sparkling white with bright red-violet stitching: of a 
size and quality that sets a new standard in plicatas of this 
color combination. The illustration lacks the flash and vivid- 
ness of the actual flower but it does show the symmetrical 
form, broad petals and moderate ruffling which are typical. It 
is very large, the stems tall and fully branched and it produces 
an abundance of bloom. The beard is light yellow on a gleam- 
ing white haft. Height 3 feet. See page 58. HM AIS, 1961. 

LUNAR FIRE (Hall, 1963) Each $20.00 

Featured in color inside our cover ... a big. spreading, lace- 
edged flower of golden amber hues, the sharply contrasting 
beard a blazing tangerine red. Dave Hall worked for years in 
breeding this series and this one has been singled out as supe- 
rior to all its kinfolk. In addition to form and size it has petals 
of extra heavy thickness and very stout well branched stems. 
36 inches. 

LYNN HALL (Hall, '57) Each $2.50 

Invariably draws a crowd of admirers. The picture on our 
back cover is very close to the actual bloom ... a very deep 
and uniform shade of luscious pink. It flowers freely, is 
beautifully branched and grows and increases vigorously. 
3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. 




MAIN EVENT (Peterson, '60) Each $5.00 

Self combination of light Indian-Lake and Garnet-Lake 
reds; dull yellow beard. Heavily substanced large flowers 
in an unusual shade of red, the falls wide and flaring. 
This is a vigorous grower, with 3-foot steins. HM AIS, 

MAJOR EFF (Watkins, '55) Each $3.00 

Deep Bluebird Blue with an almost white beard. Stand- 
ards are upright but closed, the falls very broad and semi- 
flaring, with neat ruffling at the rim. Here is a lovely 
blue not as yet familiar to most Iris growers. Over three 
feet tall, the stalks si ill and nicely branched. HM AIS, 

MARRIOTT (Marriott, '59) Each $3.00 

A novel shade of pale blue, sort of dove colored, with a 
striking blue beard. Sleek finish and flaring form add to 
the attractiveness of this unique Iris. 30 inches. HM AIS, 
1961 and near the top of the list. See page 16. 

MARY RANDALL (Fay, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This deep rose-pink self, with bright tangerine-red beard is 
a new color in Iris. The flowers are large and have a thick- 
ness of petal seen in few other varieties. Haft is very wide, 
free from markings. The form of this Iris is near perfec- 
tion and the flowers are well spaced along a nicely 
branched, 36-inch stem. Produces wonderful seedlings. 
Dykes Medal, 1954. Illustrated on page 25. 

MAUVE MINK (Hall, '61) Each $8.00 

You have seen this modern hue in some of the soft, and 
lustrous fur stoles and wraps created to keep apace with 
today's fashion trends in color. This is pretty much a self 
—a bewitching shade of rosy lilac and a hint of blue- 
paling to an almost white area about the haft, in sharp 
contrast to the red-orange beard. Note the opulence of the 
ruffled standards and the breadth of the spreading falls. 
Flowers are large in size, produced on stout 3-foot, well 
branched stalks. Shown on pages 32 and 39. HM AIS, 1962. 

MAY HALL (Hall, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

In the opinion of Mr. Hall this is the best flamingo-pink 
he has thus far turned out. The color is clear, clean, and 
bright. A shade of pink which everyone expects in a flower 
of this hue. Many spreading blossoms to the stem, good 
branching, and a vivid beard to set it off. 36 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. Shown on page 24. 

MAY MAGIC (Schreiner, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A fresh, light hearted, radiant orchid-pink. Not related to 
nor resembling the flamingo-pinks, it is a frilly edition of 
the Pink Plume and Lavanesque series. Luscious and 
delicate, with opalescent hues. HM AIS, 1956. 




Gold Cttj) 


lOO% in Extras! 

Only once, in our 35 years of growing and sup- 
plying Iris to America's gardens, have we made 
an offer to equal this one in value. 
It works like this: from the following: list of 150 
varieties you select a minimum of $30 worth — 
one of a kind— and choose an equal amount in 
value, FREE! For example . . . 

$30 will get you $60 worth 

$40 will buy $80 worth 

$50 will pay for $100 worth . . . and so on. 
This offer is limited to these 150 kinds only. Mini- 
mum selection §60 worth .. .payment §30 or more. 

Alice Lemen 

$ 4.00 









Black Swan 




Blue Spinel 


Alpine Blue 


Blush Pink 


Amethyst Flame 


Bon Voyage 


Apple Valley 


Bounding Main 


Arctic Flame 




Arctic Skies 


Brass Accents 



[32J SWAN 

Bravado 4.00 

Bright Forecast 10.00 

Brightside 12.00 

Bright World 10.00 

Brilliant Star 15.00 

Bronze Bell 3.50 

Buckeroo 6.00 

Buttercup Bower 10.00 

Butterscotch Kiss 5.00 

Candleflame 6.00 

Candle Magic 6.00 

Capt. Gallant 7.50 

Carlo 3.50 

Cashmere 15.00 

Cayenne Capers 10.00 

Celestial Glory 15.00 

Celestial Snow 5.00 

Celestial Sunlight 7.50 

Chi-Chi 3.00 

Chinquapin 5.00 

Christmas Angel 7.50 

Coffee Royal 8.00 

Concord River 3.00 

Countryside 3.50 

Cream Crest 5.00 

Crinkled Ivory 3.50 

Dark Fury 15.00 

Dark Splendor 10.00 

Dave's Orchid 4.00 

Deep Space 10.00 

Demetria 5.00 

Desert Son 3.00 

Desert Thistle 10.00 

Dot and Dash 6.00 

Dream Spun 12.00 

Edenite 10.00 

Eleanor's Pride 3.00 

Emma Cook 10.00 

Enchanted Violet 3.50 

Ethereal Pink 7.50 

Fabulous 3.50 

Fairy Fable 10.00 

Fashion Show 3.50 

Fire Chief 3.00 

Firenze 4.00 

Flag Ship 5.00 

Foaming Seas 3.50 

Forward March 4.00 

Full Dress 10.00 

Georgie Ernst 10.00 

Giant Rose 5.00 

Golden Delight 10.00 

Golden Spice 5.00 

Golden Years 7.50 

Gold Piece 5.00 

Gracie Pfost 12.50 

Grand Coulee 5.00 

Hawaiian Breeze 6.00 

Heartbeat 5.00 

Helen Novak 5.00 

Henna Stitches 
High Above 
Imperial Woman 
Irene Brown 
Jan Elizabeth 
Jean Sibelius 
Judy Marsonette 
Jungle Fires 
La Negra Flor 
La Rosita 
Licorice Stick 
Lilac Festival 
Lorna Lynn 
Lovely Letty 
Lucy Lee 
Main Event 
Major Eff 
Mauve Mink 
Miss St. Louis 
Mountain Music 
Mr. Wonderful 
My Honeycomb 
Olympic Torch 

Pay Day 

Pink Enchantment 
Pink Fulfillment 
Pink Magic 
Point Lace 
Pretty Carol 
Purple Haven 
Rainbow Gold 
Real Delight 
Regina Maria 
Rippling Waters 
Robert J. Graves 
Rose Flame 
Royal Violet 
Rumbling Thunder 
Sarah Fowler 
Sheik of Araby 
Siva Siva 
Son of Satan 
Spring Festival 
Step Forward 


Striped Butterfly 


Velvet Robe 


Sylvon Stream 


Wayward Wind 




Wenatchee Kid 


Toll Gate 


Whir of Lace 




Whole Cloth 


Top Dollar 

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Wonderful Sky 







MELODY LANE (Hall, '49) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Bright glistening golden apricot, although it came from two flamingo- 
pink seedlings. The color is most attractive and new, with great carry- 
ing power in the garden. Many of these new shades crop out in the 
offspring from pink parents. The flowers are very large with some 
ruffling, good form and a heavy brilliant tangerine beard. Early, 
with 36-inch stems. HM AIS,, 1950; AM, 1952. See page 58. 

MILLIONAIRE (Brizendine, '58) Each $3.00 

Glamorous light golden brown self, the standards a shade lighter 
than the falls. There is a metallic shine to the ruffled petals and this 
gives it much more life than the usual brown or tan varieties. This 
won special honors at the international Iris trials in Florence, Italy. 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

MISS ST. LOUIS (Benson, '58) Each $3.00 

Very deep apricot-pink, the edges of the petals crimped and lacy. In- 
tensity of coloring is heightened bv the fiery beards and it is a pro- 
fuse bloomer. 32 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 


MAYTIME (Whiting, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Two tones of bright orchid-pink. This is one of Mrs. Whiting's best— 
a handsomely formed full flower w^ith lots of color. There is a definite 
contrast in color of standards and falls, making it a near amoena. 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. Pictured on page 46. 

MAZATLAN (Hall, '59) Each $3.50 

Standards are practically snow-white, flushed amber at the base. Falls 
have a white ground but blend into blue beyond the center. Beard 
is red-orange on an amber ground. The entire flower is fringed 
and shirred at the margins and is from pink breeding. 30-33 inches, 
well branched. We named it for the exciting fishing resort on the 
West Coast of Mexico, with its white fleecy clouds, blue skies and 
waters and brilliant sunsets. 

MELODRAMA (Cook, '56) Each $3.50 

This new break in Iris breeding has attracted wide attention. The 
standards are pale violet, deepening in tone to the deep lilac of the 
flaring falls. With its very broad petals and huge size it will be 
immediately spotted in any planting. 40 inches. HM AIS, 1956; 
AM, 1958. Runner-up for Dykes Medal, 1961. See page 13. 





MME. BUTTERFLY (Tompkins, '61) Each $15.00 

Quite striking and bizarre is this amoena pattern with pure white 
standards and white falls which are lined with blue-violet veins in 
a ray-like design. The beard is white and the hafts are edged with 
gold. 38 inches. 

MOHR LEMONADE (Muhlestein, '58) Each $2.00 

Refreshing lemon self from onco and hoogiana blood lines— a dis- 
tinct departure in the way of "Mohr" Iris. Tall and vigorous and 
it is a good breeder. 

MORNING BRIGHT (Cook, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Bright cream and rose bicolor or in some lights, cream and salmon. 
Standards cream tinted pink, falls creamy old rose; deeper rose in the 
central portions. It is most vigorous as a plant, with robust stems and 
flowers of extra large size. Height 40 in. HM AIS, 1952. Pictured on 
page 48. 

"We received, today, the shipment of Iris, our second one 
this summer and I must tell you the pleasure it gives us 
when we open the package. The rhizomes are superb and 
always arrive in perfect condition. Thank you for the gen- 
erous extra. I really did not expect it for we had already 
had a generous discount. We have done busi?iess with 
COOLEY'S for over twenty years and have always had 
good service. Now we can hardly wait for spring!" 

Mrs. Harold W. Bishop 

Essex, Mass. 

MOUNTAIN MUSIC (Tompkins, '59) Each $5.00 

Huge ruffled, very broad petaled flowers in a subdued shade of dusty 
rose-violet, lighted by a bright electric blue beard. This is one of our 
favorites of all the Tompkins varieties. 42 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

MR. WONDERFUL (Crosby, '59) Each $3.00 

A new pink with rich color, wide tailored flaring falls and a pink 
beard. There is a light brushing of gold on the haft. Pink Enchant- 
ment and Hall's Flamingo line are in the parentage. 36 inches. HM 
AIS, 1959. 

MUTED MUSIC (Palmer, '56) Each $2.00 

A large, wide, thick -substanced flower of medium light blue with 
white tipped beard. Clean and very smooth, produced on heavy 
stems, well branched, 38 inches in height. HM AIS, 1956. 


"My Iris arrived in perfect condition. This was my first order from 
your gardens, and I want to say that I have ordered Iris from many 
places but yours are the finest, healthy, clean and vigorous looking 
plants I have ever seen. I was so pleased that I told everybody I know 
who is an Iris lover. Thanks for the extra." 

Mrs. Mildred Ellison 
Rossville, Ga. 


NEW SNOW (Fay, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white but is as white 
as new snow. The beard is full and light yellow, adding a great deal 
of life. This is the only color in the flower, as there are no haft vein- 
ings or markings. Stalk is sturdy and well branched, 40 inches tall, 
the big flowers very much ruffled and flaring. One of the world's 
best white Iris. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. 

NOMOHR (Gibson, '55) Each $1.50 

An odd shade of wax-yellow, described as "bamboo-cream." This is 
from a cross of Snow Flurry and Elmohr and the very large flowers 
show their onco parentage. The substance is very thick and heavy, 
the large blooms beautifully formed. HM AIS, 1956. 40 inches in 
height. See page 15. 

NORTHBROOK (Fay, '55) Each $6.00 

Near robin's-egg blue— a light blue with a trace of green in the blue 
color. The white beard gives it an especially fresh, clean look. 
Crisp substance, ruffled and flaring, the large flowers are well spaced 
on stems over three feet tall. HM AIS, 1959. 



MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson, '59) Each $3.00 

A molasses and honey blended plicata of great size and excellent 
branching, embracing the quality of Taholah, one of its parents, in 
a taller and flashing combination of colors. The illustration on page 
18 shows what to expect ... a giant Firecracker, deeper, richer and 
with twice the stem of this fine old favorite. Height 36-38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1960. 

NATIVE DANCER (Fay, '54) Ea. $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Peach-pink, the beard bright tangerine. Notable for the 
great quantity of flowers borne on each stem, often up to 
twelve blooms on the main stem. Wide hafts and semi- 
flaring falls, the standards closed. 38 inches in height. 
HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

"/ want to thank you for sending my order so quick- 
ly. And what a pleasure to find the "extras" in the 
shipment. And such spectacular ones. Only a real flower 
lover would know my feelings." 

Mrs. R. L. Middlelon 

Whittier, Calif. 

NORTHWESTERN (Cook, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pure royal purple self, including the haft and beard. Flowers are 
large, domed, and the wide falls flare gracefully. Many judges regard 
this as the best genuine purple Iris in commerce today. It is a husky 
grower and a rapid increaser. Many blooms and wide branching. 
HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. 

NUEVO LAREDO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This distinct Iris is an odd shade of coppery tan with suffusion of 
violet and brown. It is very large in size, the petals waved and curled 
in the manner of Cascade Splendor, to which it is related. The 
growth is vigorous, with tall stems and ideal branching. The picture 
on page 51 is a very good likeness. Named for the colorful Mexican 
town on the Rio Grande. Height 3y 2 to 4 feet. 

OH BOY! (Grinter, '59) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Waxy chrome-yellow, a complete self, very large in size and of extra 
heavy petal texture. This was sent to us for trial along with Blue 
Grotto and they make a pair of excellent companions. Heavy stems 
and foliage. 3 feet tall. 

ORELIO (DeForest, '47) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtained from Casa 
Morena crossed with Garden Flame, which will convey some idea as 
to the color of this rich Iris. It is large, tall and well branched. HM 
AIS, 1948. Shown on page 55. 

PACEMAKER (Lapham, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the best red Iris of all. The color is uniform in standards 
and falls without veins on the haft; a warm red tone, on the orange 
rather than the purple or wine side. The rich beard is bronzy 
gold. 36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1950. 

PALOMINO (Hall, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Related to the pinks but the only suggestion of pink is in the stand- 
ards. The falls are pale ivory with an amber-copper shoulder and 
thin band all the way around. Beard is like a bonfire, rich, redder 
and more dominant than the illustration on page 47, although 
this is really a very excellent portrayal of this variety. For size, 
form, substance, branching and truly marvelous color this is in- 
deed supreme. Height 3 ft. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 

PARTY PINK (Crosby, '59) Each $2.50 

Here is another variation in the constantly growing assemblage of 
what was— not too many years ago— a lean and seemingly overlooked 
color class. Without the yellow-salmon influence of most kinds this 
one inclines to the orchid side and the prominent beard is in 
harmony but of deeper tone. 38-40 inches tall, large and loaded 
with flowers. 


OLYMPIC TORCH (Schreiner, '58) Each $3.50 

This grand coppery yellow-bronze is our choice of all the Schreiner 
introductions. It has great size, moderate ruffling, lovely even color- 
ing, and perfect height and branching. 40 inches; late. HM AIS. 
1958; AM, 1960. Illustrated on page 36. 

ONE DESIRE (Shoop, '60) Each $15.00 

Nearly all pink Iris carry a certain amount of peach, salmon or apri- 
cot blended together. Here is one which is devoid of these influences 
and in some quarters is regarded as the nearest approach to real 
pink. Color is rich and deep with the beard in harmony. 34 inches. 
HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1963. 

ORANGE BANNER (Wafers, '55) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Handsome and brilliant orange-yellow of very large size; it is, in fact, 
one of the largest of all. The heavy beard is slightly deeper in shade 
than the rest of the flower. Petals are broad and well formed. 34 
inches. HM AIS, 1955. 


PATHFINDER (Whiting, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A big, broad petaled, pearly rose-pink with very heavy substance. 
Actually a blend, rather than a pink, with some coppery suffusion 
about the haft and stvle arms. The beard is yellow. Height 36 inches. 
HM AIS, 1948. See page 53. 

PATIENCE (Schortman, '55) Each $2.00 

A rare shade of rich magenta or light red-violet, standards and falls 
uniform in color, the beard cream tipped yellow. Wide petaled and 
very large in size, the branching ideal and the heavy stems reach- 
ing 40 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. One of the "Five Iris of the 
Year" for 1963. See page 19. 

PATRICIAN (H. Hall, '53) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Standards are pure white, lightlv flushed yellow at the base. The 
lalls are wide and flaring, also while, but with a hea\ v overlay ol 
gold entirely covering the hafts. Exceptionally large, evenly balanced. 
HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1958; President's Cup, 1958. 36 inches in 
height. See page 22. 

PAY DAY (Tompkins, '62) Each $10.00 

One of the most brilliant ol all yellows: huge, niulv formed, very 
heavily ruffled and fluted. Blooms early through late mid-season on 
well branched stems. Parentage is Fusilier x Allaglow. 

PIERRE MENARD (Fought, '48) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Finest of the medium toned blues. The introducer calls it a hvacinth- 
blue, with some of the fine netting in slightly deeper shade that 
distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canary-yellow. Very flaring in 
form, large, with broad segments, 36 to 40 inches tall. A very late 
Iris. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. See page 47. 

PINK BOUQUET (Hall, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A definite and uniform shade of bright pink, with almost no yellow 
or salmon undertone. Not tall, but large and fully formed flowers 
on 30-inch stems. Beard is tangerine. 

PINK CHIMES (Hall, '57) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This might be termed a "refined" Pink Sensation. It is about the 
same size and has the same characteristics as that popular variety but 
is deeper in color, much smoother in finish and has been noted bv 
some as the "pinkest" Hall Iris we have grown thus far. The rich 
pink falls carry a smooth overlay of gold near the base of the stand- 
ards. There is no veining and the beard is fiery tangerine. Prolific 
in growth and very free blooming with large flowers. 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1957. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1963. See page 18. 

PINK ENCHANTMENT (Muhlestein, '54) Each $3.50 

Deepest color of all the new pinks, with a bright cerise beard. It is not 
as large a flower as June Meredith, nor is it quite as tall, but the 
color is more intense. Has increased slowly with us but it is well 
worth waiting for. Early. 32 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1957. 

PINK FULFILLMENT (Muhlestein, '54) Each $3.50 

Large, wide flaring, medium deep pink with a lighter pink area on 
the falls. It is taller than either Pink Enchantment or June Mere- 
dith but is in the same unique shade or hue of pink which distin- 
guishes this trio. Produces remarkable seedlings. HM AIS, 1954: AM. 
1956; President's Cup, 1954. 

"/ would like you to know how pleased we were with the 
Iris purchased from you last summer. We did not lose a 
plant and they all bloomed this past month. It was a period 
of surprises as we watched each bloom unfold its beauty— 
and the selection was all very fine." 

Paul C. Nagel 
Newark, New Jersey 

PINK MAGIC (Hall, '61) Each $6.00 

This is a very large apple-blossom or blush-pink shading to a coppery 
pink tinge at the outer margins of both standards and falls. It is an 
Iris with superb form, the standards full and slightly crinkled, the 
falls wide and perfectly held. Stout stems, 34 inches in height. A 
great favorite of visitors in the Illinois garden of Mr. Hall as well 
as here in our own trial beds. 



PINK SENSATION (David Hall, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of pink Irises we 
selected this new creation when it first flowered in the spring of 1946. 
True delicate light pink, without any influence of lilac or salmon 
tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or orange-red beard. It is 
just the kind of pink Iris you have been wanting. PINK SENSA- 
TION is a large flower, full and rounded in form, with laciniated 
petal edges. Extremely early— one of the very first of the tall bearded 
to come into flower. Height about 33 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 
1952. See page 55. 

PINNACLE (Stevens, '49) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Standards of clear sparkling white and well formed broad falls 
of clean primrose-yellow. Bred in New Zealand; it is a good grower 
with perfect branching on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. 
Illustrated on page 46. 

PINWHEEL (Schreiner, '62) Each $10.00 

Ruby-burgundy on cream, the standards solid burgundy and the 
starchy, flaring falls cream striated with radiating lines, hence the 
"pinwheel" effect. Crisp and lively— and different! 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1963. 

POINT LACE (Gibson, '60) Each $6.00 

Here is a big, clean, ivory-cream-pink flower with tangerine beard. 
As the name implies, the entire blossom is fringed with lace at 
the edges— both standards and falls. Even the style arms carry this 
ornamentation. Unlike so many recent "lacy'' introductions this one 
has size, including extra broad falls of flaring form. Standards are 
domed, with heavy mid-ribs. Stalks are rigid and reach a height of 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 


PRETTYFIELD (Cook, '59) Each $7.50 

Clean white standards; white falls delicately 
blended or flushed clear blue around the outer 
margins. The beard is bright yellow. This may 
sound like the familiar blue plicata pattern but 
it is a decidedly different type. Emma Cook and 
Wonderment are in this category. Large flower; 
36-inch stems. We like this one very much. HM 
AIS, 1959. See page 56. 

PRETTY GAY (Plough, '57) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Pure white with a startling fiery red beard. 
There are no haft markings to mar its chaste 
beauty. Increases rapidly, blooms freelv and 
branches well. HM AIS, 1957. 

PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, '48) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale 
tan, with a hint of lavender and gold as an 
undertone. The flowers are of faultless form- 
wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed 
standards. The beard is brown. It is a color 
most difficult to describe but it has much more 
life and attraction than these coppery tans usu- 
ally provide. Height 33 to 36 inches. HM AIS, 
1948; AM, 1950. Pictured on page 57. 

PRINCE OF MONACO (Kleinsorge, '56) 

Each $1.50 

A regal flower in two shades of purple, heavily 
suffused brown on the haft and sporting a rich 
yellow beard. The standards are brilliant violet- 
blue, with crinkled appearance of a Poppy petal. 
The broad falls flare out widely and are waved 
at the edges, a lustrous deep violet-purple which 
has the appearance of heavy velvet. Stalks are 
strong and reach almost 4 feet in height. 

PURPLE HAVEN (Reynolds, '57) 

Each $3.00 

A very rich and brilliant deep true purple self, 
including the beard. Larger, taller and a great 
improvement on the well known, older Vice- 
Regal. For sharp garden contrast plant it near 
a deep yellow or cream. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957. 

QUEEN'S LACE (Muhlesiein, '55) 

Each $2.00 

Warm creamy white, deepening to creamv yellow 
at the heart and near the margins. The entire 
flower is heavily crimped and fringed with 
Chantillv lace. Neither large nor tall but verv 
lovely. HM AIS. 1955; AM. 1952. 

PORT WINE (Sass, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep wine-red standards shot with white, the falls broad and 
rounded with an almost solid border of wine-purple. The color is 
sharp and vivid— a quality missing in many plicatas with less heavy 
pattern. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. See page 55. 

PRETENDER (Cook, '51) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

The best of a series of "blue-failed variegatas" from the originator of 
a multitude of famed varieties. Standards are soft yellow, falls 
solid velvetv blue-purple with narrow lighter margin. Genuinely dif- 
ferent! 35 inches tall with large flowers. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1955. 
Shown on page 47. 

PRETTY CAROL (Hamblen, '59) Each $7.50 

Lovel) i i<h orchid self with a lighter area in the center of the falls, 
highlighted l>\ a complementary tangerine beard. The large flowers 
are broad and fully formed, stalks heavy and well branched, reach- 
ing three feet or more. One of the very best from this hybridizer of 
exceptional seedlings. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

"1 wish to thank you for the Iris plants I received last week. 
They came in wonderful condition. I have always had good 
success from roots sent by you and thanks for the bonus." 
Phyllis lilain 

Vancouver, B.C., CANADA 

QUEEN'S TASTE (Douglas, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Lavender-pink standards with a strong mid-rib. The falls are a 
blended rose to violet-red, the entire flower full and very large in 
size. Everyone is attracted to it and wants to know all about it. New 
and different. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. Shown on page 53. 

RAINBOW GOLD (Plough, '60) Each $12.50 

Intense buttercup yellow, heavily laced and crimped at the margins, 
with an almost red beard. One of the very best and most popular 
of recent introductions. Large flowers on 34-inch stalks. HM AIS. 
1960; AM, 1962. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Dark but very bright, almost true crimson-red. A decided self, with 
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little vena- 
tion. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and lots of 
them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large. 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

RASPBERRY RIBBON (Schreiner, '51) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

If you like the plicata Minnie Colquitt vou will exclaim over this 
redder, more contrasty, more brilliant improvement. The standards 
are almost completely raspbci rv-red, the falls gleaming white in the 
(enter of a surrounding band matching the standards. Beard is 
orange. HM AIS. 1951; AM, 1955. 


REAL DELIGHT (Waters, '60) Each $7.50 

A huge and gorgeous blend of blush pink and deep apricot, derived 
from Top Flight and Frances Kent. Petals are broad and thick in 
texture, the falls flaring and supporting a heavy, bright red-orange 
beard. There is a greenish chartreuse glow within the flowers. 3^ 
feet. HM AIS, 1960. 

RIBBON ROUND (Tompkins, '63) Each $30.00 

Snow white and sharply contrasting blue, surely the most exciting 
plicata of this type to date. Huge in size, moderately ruffled and 
ideally branched on stems up to 48 inches in height. It is one of the 
first to come into flower and continues right through the season. See 
page 3, inside front cover. 

REGINA MARIA (Hinkle, '55) Each $3.00 

A huge flaring medium blue, a suggestion of powder-blue being pres- 
ent but it is not a dull shade. Elegantly smooth and well formed, it 
ranks with the best of those which might be termed the perfect his. 
36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

RIPPLING WATERS (f a y, '61) Each $12.50 

Pale bluish-orchid, a shade difficult to describe but it certainly is 
not in any sense pink. The very bright tangerine beard, on a creamy 
ground, creates a dramatic and unusual effect. Big blossoms, flar- 
ing falls, with ripples, ruffles and frills. 36 inches, HM AIS, 1962. 

REHOBETH (DeForest, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Palest sky-blue— almost the lightest shade of blue imaginable! Of such 
perfect form and thick texture that it appears to be wrought from 
porcelain. The blooms measure seven inches and over. HM AIS, 1954; 
AM, 1956. Premio Firenze Award in Italy, 1957. 

RIVIERA (Plough, '57) Each $1.50 

Soft Dresden-yellow, almost a self except for a white flush below the 
beard. There is a hint of delicate blue on this white area. Flowers are 
massive in size, ruffled and laced at the margins. This is one of our 
favorites. Medium late; 3 feet. HM AIS, 1958. 



ROMANESQUE (Hall, '60) Each $8.00 

A very large, deep mulberry flower, near the color of 
Elmohr but a bit more "rosy." The beard is not heavy 
but is quite reddish. Ruffled and waved, with very broad 
standards and falls. Stalks are tall and stiff, the branching 
sjood. Ibis was a "stunner'* here last vear. See at left. 
HM A1S, 1961. 

ROSE AMETHYST (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $1.50 

A new plum-colored Iris with rosy glow and soft brown 
hafts. Unique in color, the flowers large and perfectly 
formed; we are quite sure that you will find it a lovely 
garden subject and one that will attract immediate atten- 
tion in any collection of the very finest. Not a gay color 
but rather one of subtle richness. Heisht 3 feet or over. 

ROMULUS (Hall, 1963) Each $15.00 

A giant mulberry-rose self with an extra heavy brownish 
orange beard. The outer margins of both standards and 
falls are laciniated and ruffled; even the style arms exhibit 
this feature. Here is a flower full, deep and mellow in 
tone, the rich but quiet hues of which seem to exude 
mystery and luxury! Height 3 feet; very late. See page 9. 

ROSECREST (Hall, 1963) Each $15.00 

Surely a completely new color combination— soft flesh pink 
shading to bright rose-peach along the margins of both 
the standards and falls. Those who are familiar with our 
earlier introduction, Blush Pink, can visualize the general 
effect but in Rosecrest the contrast is much sharper and 
brighter. Flowers are produced in profusion and are fluted 
and ruffled. Good size, spreading falls, 3-foot stems. 

ROSEDALE (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2-00 

Much ruffled salmon-pink blend, the falls held squarely 
horizontal. A two-year clump is a mass of bloom. It is very 
late, about 30 inches in height, ideal for the front of the 
border. HM AIS, 1954. 

ROSE FLAME (Hall, '61) Each $8.00 

A brilliant pinkish self with an underlying cerise glow and 
a cherry-red beard. This Iris has a quality, texture and 
color fluctuations akin to that of changeable silk— diffi- 
cult indeed to describe. The term "carrying power" is often 
employed to indicate color strength of a garden flower 
. . . here it really does exist in quantity and running over! 
Closed conical standards and very broad, flaring falls com- 
bine to create this most alluring departure from the fa- 
miliar pattern of pinks. 36 inches, well branched. See 


ROBERT J. GRAVES (K. Smith, '58) Each $6.00 

A gigantic late white with yellow beard. It is flawless in form with 
big closed standards and broad falls of enamel-like finish. Three to 
four-foot stems are ramrod straight and the branching is perfect. 

ROCKET RUST (Gibson, 1963) 

Each $17.50 

Falls are bright rusty copper smoothly blended on a creamy ground, 
the standards solidly colored rusty copper. Lighter, brighter and 
much larger than Chinquapin but with some of the same hues and 
tints found in that fine new plicata. Petals are thick, broad and 
lightly ruffled. In our opinion this is the very best of a vast number 
of new developments in tan-to-brown-to-copper plicata patterns. 
Height 36 inches. Shown on page 8. 

ROCOCO (Schreiner, '60) Each $7.50 

Ruffled and fluted, giant plicata of bright blue on clean white, the 
blue pattern especially wide and heavy in the folds of the standards. 
The falls are pure white in the center, with a quite distinct band 
of blue encircling a full half inch of the pleated and ruffled border. 
Beard is deep vellow. A much discussed and admired recent noveltv. 
Early; 40 inches. Plant Patent No. 2077. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. 
See page 35. 




ROYAL VIOLET (Riddle, '59) Each $5.00 

The great size and all-round majesty of this fine Iris cannot be 
adequately brought out in our picture on page 6. It is more blue 
than Violet Hills, velvety rather than silky and the beard is light 
blue to almost white. The petals are extremely broad and flaring. In 
the originator's garden the heavy, well branched stalks reached a 
height of 40 inches. Here is fit companionship for Iris royalty! HM 
AIS, 1959. 

RUMBLING THUNDER (Tompkins '62) Each $20.00 

A pure self of Midnight Violet, with broad, domed standards and 
huge, rounded, near horizontal falls. The violet beard with bronze- 
vellow tips is set on smooth and solidly colored hafts. Majestic in 
every way! 36 inches. HM AIS, 1963. 

SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Richest black velvet, with a very deep glow of underlying red. 
Heavy bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. One of the 
"5 Iris of the Year" for 1961. Shown on page 44. 

SARAH FOWLER (Watkins, '58) Each $6.00 

A descendant of the lovely Jane Phillips, one of the bluest of Iris, 
this one has a glistening, silvery texture and a white beard tipped 
blue. Big ruffled flowers on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1961. 

SEAFASR QUEEN (R. Brown, '61) Each $15.00 

Beautiful ivory white with heavily laced edges of pale yellow and 
a yellow beard. Excellent form with wide, flaring falls. A good 
parent for lacy seedlings. 32 inches HM AIS, 1963. 

SHADOW WALTZ (Tompkins, '62) Each $15.00 

Cool, translucent orchid with a shimmering silvery undertone and 
an orchid beard. The huge, swirled flowers have ruffled standards 
and wide, ruffled, semi-horizontal falls. Tall, strong and widely 
branched. 40 inches. HM AIS, 1963. 

SIERRA SKIES (Schortman, '54) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Here we have the blue of a bright blue sky, the large blossoms su- 
perbly held on tall stems, the wide falls flaring gracefully. This 
lovely Iris is in great demand as one which comes nearest to spec- 
trum-blue. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 

SILVERTONE (Hall, '59) Each $3.50 

A beautifully proportioned silvery pale blue— almost white— with 
tangerine beard. There is a slight hint of orchid in the 
color of this very large Iris. It has been used by Mr. Hall to 
obtain a wide range of seedlings in pale orchid and blue-white tints 
with tangerine beards. This is a parent of "Step Forward." Heavy 
stems, 36 inches. HM AIS, 1960. See page 19. 

SIVA-SIVA (Gibson, '62) Each $12.00 

A flamboyant combination of rich golden standards flushed with 
cinnamon and porcelain white falls heavily bordered and etched 
brilliant red-mahogany-brown. The contrast is more pronounced and 
vivid than indicated in our picture on page 11. All petals are fluted 
and rippled and the flaring falls are almost horizontal. Named 
for a colorful and exciting Samoan dance akin to the hula. The 
large, long lasting flowers are fragrant with the scent of spice. 
Height 36 inches. A seedling of My Honeycomb. HM AIS, 1963. 

SOLID GOLD (Kleinsorge, '51) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

The deepest yellow imaginable, without actually being orange 
rather than yellow. Huge in size, very wide at the haft, ideally formed 
and supremely branched. Height over 3 feet. It is the parent of Full 
Reward and Front Page. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 51. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, '44) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This grand red is one of the finest dark Irises. Beautifully formed, 
the color is aptly described by the name. A deep bronze-gold beard 
accents the richness of the plush-like falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 
1944; AM, 1947. 

SHEIK OF ARABY (Wickersham, '60) Each $5.00 

When you see this grand new blend you will just instinctively think 
of Persian rugs and the Arabian Nights! A symphony in muted vio- 
lets, bronze and copper, its gorgeous colors might aptly bedeck a 
Prince of the storied Middle-East. The very large flowers lack noth- 
ing in either form, substance or width of petal that goes into the 
making of a perfect Iris. Stems are strong and sturdy, the branching 
well placed. Height is about 36-38 inches. Shown on page 30. 

"My Iris order arrived— beautiful Iris in excellent condition , 
as usual. I am really most appreciative of the generous gifts 
and I look forward to an even lovelier Iris spring than I had 
last year." 

Betsey H. Shelton 
Crosse Pointe, Mich. 






"The rhizomes really are lovely and so healthy looking. I had thought 
they always looked like that, because I have never ordered his from 
any other place. But now I have seen some which friends have gotten 
from other places so can appreciate the quality of yours more now!" 

Mrs. Robert G. Adams, 
V alter, Montana 



MafeeYotw* Ow n 


YOU PAY and you can choose 
as many kinds as you wish . . . 
as long as the order totals $5 or 
more, and varieties are chosen 
from those which appear in the 
lists on pages 46 to 56. All illus- 
trated between pages 44 and 61 
are also in this shopping center. 

FOR EXAMPLE, you may 
choose $7.50 worth and pay just 
$5; or pick $12 worth and pay 
$8. For $10 you could select $15 
in value . . . and so on. In other 
words, you make up your list 
from these next twelve pages 
and then deduct one-third the 
total price . . . minimum order 
$5, and not less than three dif- 
ferent varieties. Do not include 
Irises not listed in these groups. 
Pay only 2/3 of total. 



3/3 o f it' 1 





Al Borak 
Alice Lemen 






Argus Pheasant 


Alline Rogers 








Amethyst Flame 












Apple Valley 




Apricot Dancer 


Big Time 


Arctic Skies 


Black Castle 







Black Hills 


Blue Spinel 


Black Swan 


Blush Pink 


Black Taffeta 






Bon Voyage 


Blue Grotto 


Bounding Main 


Blue Sapphire 


Brass Accents 




Caroline Jane 


Briar Rose 


Cathedral Bells 


Broadway Star 


Catherine Claar 


Bronze Bell 


Celestial Snow 




Chinese Lantern 


Butterscotch Kiss 






Christmas Angel 




Cliffs of Dover 


Campfire Glow 


Cloud Cap 


Capt. Gallant 


Color Carnival 


Caribou Trail 


Concord River 








Constant Comment 
































Cool Comfort 


Eleanor's Pride 


Copper Halo 


Elizabeth Noble 






Cream Crest 


Enchanted Violet 


Crinkled Ivory 






Ethereal Pink 


Dancing Tiger 




Dave's Orchid 


Fairy Fable 


Deep Black 


Fashion Show 




Father Rigney 


Desert Son 




Dolly Varden 


Fire Brigade 


Dot and Dash 


Fire Chief 


Dotted Swiss 








Garden Gold 


Giant Rose 
Golden Blaze 
Golden Crown 
Golden Garland 


Golden Hawk 1.00 

Golden Spice 5.00 

Golden Sunshine 1.00 

Golden Tan 3.00 

Golden Years 
Gold Piece 
Grand Coulee 
Grand Teton 



Happy Birthday 


irma Melrose 


Happy Wanderer 


Jan Elizabeth 


Harbor Blue 


Jane Phillips 


Harvest Splendor 


Judy Marsonette 




June Bride 


Helen Collingwood 


June Meredith 


Helen Novak 


Jungle Fires 


Henna Stitches 




Her Ladyship 


Lady Albright 




Lady Use 




La Negra Flor 


Imperial Woman 


La Rosita 


Inca Chief 






Leading Lady 


Little Gremlin 


Licorice Stick 


Lovely Letty 


Lilac Lane 


Lucy Lee 




Lynn Hall 


Little Dolly 


Major Eff 






Mary Randall 




May Hall 


Melody Lane 


May Magic 


Miss St. Louis 




Mohr Lemonade 




Morning Bright 



Mountain Music 


New Snow 


Mr. Wonderful 




Muted Music 




My Honeycomb 




Native Dancer 


Nuevo Laredo 







Prettyfield 7.50 

Pretty Gay 1 .50 

Pretty Quadroon 1.00 

Purple Haven 3.00 

Queen's Lace 2.00 

Queen's Taste 1.00 

Ranger .75 

Raspberry Ribbon .75 

Real Delight 7.50 

Regina Mario; 3.00 

Rehobeth 1.00 

Riviera 2.00 

Robert J. Graves 6.00 

Rococo 7.50 

Romanesque 8.00 

Rose Amethyst 1.50 

Rosedale .75 

Rose Flame 8.00 

Royalty Velvet 2.50 

Royal Violet 5.00 

Sable Night 1.00 

Sarah Fowler 6.00 

Sheik of Araby 5.00 

Sierra Skies 1.50 

Silvertone 3.50 

Siva Siva 12.00 

Solid Gold .75 

Solid Mahogany .75 

Son of Satan 10.00 

South Pacific 2.00 

Spanish Fandango 1.00 

Spring Charm 2.00 

Spring Festival 3.00 

Step Forward 3.50 

Storm Warning 1.00 

Striped Butterfly 7.50 

Sunset Blaze .75 

Surprise Party 1.00 

Swan Ballet 2.00 

Sweetheart 2.50 

Sweet Refrain 2.00 

Sylvan Stream 7.50 

Symphony 5.00 

Tabu 1.00 

Taholah 2.50 

Tallchief 1.50 

Techny Chimes 2.00 



Temple Bells .75 

Thotmes III 1.00 

Toast an' Honey 2.00 

Toll Gate 6.00 

Top Favorite 2.00 

Top Flight 1.00 

Top Hat 1.00 

Total Eclipse 1.50 

Town Talk 1.50 

Tranquility .75 

Tranquil Moon .75 

Trim 3.00 

Truly Yours 1.00 

Ultra Violet 2.00 

Utah Valley 7.50 

Valimar 3.50 

Vanity Fair 1.00 

Velvet Robe 7.50 

Violet Harmony 1 .00 

Violet Hills 2.00 

Watermelon 2.00 

Waxing Moon 2.00 

Wayward Wind 4.00 

Wedding Bouquet 1.00 

Whir of Lace 5.00 

White Palomino 2.00 

Whole Cloth 5.00 

Wide World 1.50 

Wild Ginger 12.00 

Wonderful Sky 5.00 

Wonderment 3.00 

Zantha 1.00 

Zebra .75 



SON OF SATAN (Wickersham, '62) Each $10.00 

A large blackish-maroon self, with a sooty overlay and bronzy 
brown beard in harmony. The falls are especially wide at the haft 
and are semi-flaring. Neither black nor red, the color has been 
described by some as deepest plum with a mulberry cast. This is 
a vigorous grower, producing many well-branched 3-foot stems to 
the clump. A very rich piece of color which has attracted much 
attention in the Urbana, Ohio garden of the originator. See page 20. 

SORORITY GIRL (Moldovan, '60) Each $10.00 

Ruffled salmon-pink with an almost white area in the center of each 
fall. Very large blooms with conical swirled standards and large 
rounded falls. Salmon colored beard. 34 inches. HM MS. 1960. 

SOUTH PACIFIC (Smith, '54) 

Famous light blue, introduced at q 
Regarded by many judges as the 
formed, bright and silky. 40 inches 
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. Shown 
Iris of the Year" for 1963. 

Each $2.00 

ne-hundred dollars per rhizome, 
best of its color, it is perfectly 

tall. 1 he beard is almost white. 

on page 14. One of the "Five 

SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.00 

A swirling and ruffly affair in brilliant coppery yellow and \ivid 
chestnut-red. Those familiar with the variety Mexico will recognize 
this as a lively improvement on that popular and distinct Iris. Spanish 
f andango is a rampant grower, easily reaching 4 feet, with plenty of 
good wide branching and lots of big frilled blossoms. HM AIS, 1952. 

SPRING CHARM (Hall, '58) Each $2.00 

Standards are pure bright pink, the falls a sort of buff-pink with 
heavy reddish beard. This is an exceptionally large Iris, the petals 
broad and smoothly tailored, rounded in form and the falls flare 
gracefully. Very late, over three feet tall, with heavy stalks and large 
foliage. If you like them big, and still not coarse, you will really go 
for this one! 

SPRING FESTIVAL (Hall, '58) Each $3.00 

This is shown on page 23 in as nearly exact reproduction as 
our engravers have ever turned out. It is not a deep shade of 
pink but is rather a definite appleblosjom tint with heavy 
geranium-red beards. The flowers are very large, faultlessly 
formed and slightly ruffled. Stems are tall with the blooms 
widely spaced. It has both character and color of its own 
which set it apart from such distinguished varieties as May 
Hall, Lynn Hall and Pink Chimes. Plant growth is robust 
and it increases rapidlv. Height 36 to 40 inches. HM AIS. 

STEP FORWARD (Hall, '59) Each $3.50 

Truly a gigantic flower of light lavender-blue on 
imposing stems. Although of great size it appears 
graceful and attractive because of the waved or 
ruffled extra wide falls. The stalks will reach 38-40 
inches and the branching is ideal. Here will be a 
candidate for first prize in the "largest bloom" class, 
and a very beautiful one, too. This is an extraordi- 
nary Iris in a somewhat staid color group. Pictured 
on page 12. HM AIS. 1961. 


"My Iris order has this day arrived and I hasten to write my 
appreciation. As always the plants are beautifully packed 
and are all fine, healthy plants." 

Mauda M. Crosby 
Braymer, Mo. 

STORM WARNING (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This "black" has both great size and a 36-inch stalk to set it apart 
from most of its competitors. The color tends to the red-black rather 
than the blue-black of many of our other dark ones. A sumptuous 
sheen and perfect form are added fine qualities. The beard is deep 
bronze. HM AIS, 1954. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1939. 

STRIPED BUTTERFLY (Noyd, '58) Each $7.50 

\n intense medium shade of blue with an utterly different pattern 
of deep violet-blue lines extending out on the widely flaring falls. 
There is a slight olive cast on the haft and the beard is bright 
yellow. Contains onco blood and has "that look." Well branched, 36- 
inch stems. HM AIS, 1958. See page 56. 

SUGAR BABE (Schmelzer, '61) Each $12.50 

Deep orchid or raspberry with a silvery sheen. The falls are wide 
and spreading, the standards closed and the whole flower niceh 
ruined. 40 inches. HM AIS. 1962. 

SUN CHARIOT (Hall, 1963) Each $15.00 

A widely spreading, bright chrome to sulphur vellow giant, the 
lighter shades being predominant in the center of the falls and near 
the beard. Margins of the falls are heavily serrated and fringed. Beard 
is deep yellow, not orange. Blossoms measure 8 inches in width 
and the stalks reach 38 inches or more in height. See page 6. 

SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a red. but with 
so much of the gold influence in it that it is not really a red Iris. 
You have seen the sun look much like this just before it sinks over 
the horizon. Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft 
and beard are bright golden yellow. A most impressive flower, bloom- 
ing very early on widely branched stalks reaching 42 inches. Winner 
of the President's Cup at the AIS convention in 1949. HM AIS, 1949: 
AM, 1951. Color picture on page 54. 


SURPRISE PARTY (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

\ new combination of colors— rosy lavender standards and golden 
apricot falls— pastel hues with definite contrast and strong garden 
value. Good sized flowers on extra well branched 3-foot stems. HM 

\1S. 1956. Pictured on page 46. 

SWAN BALLET (Muhlestein, '55) Each $2.00 

Very wide and ruffled pure white, the falls flaring and lightly 
crinkled at the edges. Beard is pale vellow tipped white. Heighl up 
to 40 inches. HM AIS. 1955: AM. 1957: Dvkes Medal. 1959. 

SWEETHEART (Hall, '59) Each $2.50 

A very large "baby-ribbon "-pink self 
even to the beard. Flower is full with 
very wide hafts and the petal texture is 
like satin. The pink beard lends an un- 
usual touch which accents the purity 
and softness of the delicate color. This 
has been widely used by Mr. Hall in his 
breeding program. 30 inches. HM AIS, 

SWEET REFRAIN (Hall, '56) 

Each $2.00 

Here we have an addition to the popu- 
lar and ever-increasing list of new pinks. 
Not only does it have more depth of 
color than most others introduced up to 
this time, but it also possesses great 
width of petals and widely flaring falls. 
We think Sweet Refrain is destined to 
be one of the most admired of all the 
pinks. Height 3 feet, well branched and 
above average in size. HM AIS, 1956. 

SYLVAN STREAM (Schreiner, '61) 

Each $7.50 

Utmost clarity of color combined with a 
smooth enamel-like finish gives this new 
blue remarkable garden value. It has 
size, substance, unexcelled branching 
and many buds to the 38-inch stem. Add 
a touch of ruffling and you come up 
with about all one could ask for in an 
Iris! HM AIS, 1962. 

SYMPHONY (Hinkle, '58) Each $5.00 
Gracefully ruffled sea-blue self, slightly 
lighter in the center of the falls and 
with some darker texture veining. Pet- 
als are wide and full, crisp and firm in 
substance. Midseason; 38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1958; AM, 1963. 

TABU (Schreiner, '54) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An ebony-blue-black self; even the beard 
is virtually black. Petals are glossy and 
shine in the sun. A larger, taller and 
much better formed Black Forest. 
Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954- 

TAHITI SUNRISE (Ernst, 1963) 

Each $15.00 

Beautifully tailored and perfectly pro- 
portioned pink with an undertone of 
salmon. The heavy Saturn red beard 
and the very broad falls are remindful 
of Fairy Fable but the shade of pink is 
entirely different. The blooms are extra 
large in size, especially for a pink and 
the texture is like heavy porcelain. We 
regard it as one of the best so far, in 
every way. Sturdy 36-inch stems, well 
branched. H.C. AIS, 1962. Shown on 
page 8. 

TAHOLAH (Gibson, '56) Each $2.50 

The picture on page 52 will convey a 
much more complete and accurate de- 
scription of this new plicata than simple 
words can tell. The ground color is 
creamy ivory, the standards heavily 
shaded cinnamon-red and the falls are 
evenly brushed with this same russet- 
red tint on the haft and at the outer 
edges. Long lasting, very large, on stout 
3-foot stems. The Indian name means 
"Village by the Sea." HM AIS, 1956; 
AM, 1958- 

TALLCHIEF (Deforest, '56) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Bright, richly glowing red self, with 
brilliant orange beard. By the Ridgeway 
color chart it is Brazil-red to carmine. 
A real advance in red Iris, tall, and 
very well branched. HM AIS, 1957. See 
page 21. 





TALLY-HO (Hall, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

The upper part of the falls is close to the deep coloring seen in bright 
fuchsia colored Orchids. The domed standards and lower part of the 
falls are lighter. This is something new, pleasing and different! The 
32-inch stems are stout but a little closely branched for such a large 
flower. HM AIS, 1957. 

TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles, '55) Each $2.00 

A gorgeous light yellow with very deep red-orange beard. From similar 
breeding as the new Garden Gold, but a different shade of yellow and 
very unlike it in form. This is certainly a striking Iris and the branch- 
ing is a special feature. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957; tied for Dykes Medal 
in 1960. 36 inches. See back cover. 

TEMPLE BELLS (Hall, '52) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Larger and more metallic colored Hi-Time— a sort of apricot-yellow with 
no peachy undertone. The blooms are extra large, the falls flaring way 
out and then drooping gracefully with a slight ruffle. Note the heavy 
red-orange beard. A seedling of Dolly Varden, considered by Mr. Hall as 
his finest golden apricot self, 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 1952. 
See page 52. 

THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Years ago we introduced Tobacco Road- Since then the Kleinsorge 
"browns" have become known and grown the world over . . . deep 
browns, pale tans, sultry blends in many hues. This one is medium 
light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan with a light bronze 
beard. It is a gigantic Iris with extra broad falls and heavy texture. 40 
inches tall. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" 
for 1959. Shown on page 50. 

TOAST AN' HONEY (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $2.00 

An altogether different tan and brown Iris. A full and generously pro- 
portioned flower, with wide segments, the falls flaring and waved at the 
edges. General color is rich light golden brown, like butter and honey, 
and the falls are shaded deeper toast-brown, especially on the edges and 
near the hafts. It is of stocky build, well branched, with very large 
blooms produced on 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1955- See page 14. 

TOLL GATE (Cook, '59) Each $6.00 

From the same line of breeding as Whole Cloth. Standards are palest 
blue— almost white— the falls dark violet with a long yellow beard ex- 
tending across the lighter haft. Very tall, with many large flowers per 
stem; widely spaced, it should be very valuable to hvbridizers. HM AIS, 
1959; AM, 1962. Well illustrated on page 59. 

TOMECO (Suiter, '60) Each $7.50 

Smoothly burnished oxblood red self without haft markings. Tailored 
in appearance, the big rounded standards domed and closed and the 
broad falls semiflaring. Bronze yellow beard. Well branched and sun 
resistant. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

TOP FAVORITE (Schreiner, '57) Each $2.00 

Colossal orchid-pink, derived from Pink Plume and Pathfinder. The 
beard is white and there is a soft overlay of amber-buff at the center of 
the flower- Color is clear and bright and the blossoms are ideally formed, 
flaring and ruffled at the outer edges. It is tall, strong and branched to 
perfection. HM AIS, 1957. 

TOP FLIGHT (Hall, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A more deeply colored Temple Bells, more apricot than yellow. Stand- 
ards and falls are practically the same shade but the beard is fiery 
orange-red and very thick and heav y. Many visitors prefer it over Temple 
Bells. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. Illustrated on page 49. 


TOP HAT (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Imagine Black Forest on a 40-inch stem, fully twice as large, and you have Top Hat! A 
sultry black self, with harmonious beard and smooth haft. HM AIS, 1954. 

TOTAL ECLIPSE (Fay, '56) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A very large and tall blue-black with a beard which is almost black, tipped in light blue. 
This and Black Hills, the parent, will reach a height of almost four feet and produce 
10 or more flowers per main stem. Fine form, good substance and no haft marks. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

TOWN TALK (Lapham, '54) Each $1.50 

A really large flower of dull flame-red with smooth hafts and a heavy orange beard. The 
formal style together with the size immediately attracts attention. 40 inches. 

TRANQUILITY (Fay, '54) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

This very large milk-white flower is carried on perfectly branched, strong stems 38 
inches tall. The haft is wide and clean and the beard is white. Some judges regard it 
as the best of all whites- HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. 

TRANQUIL MOON fCoo/c, '48) Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

A most novel thing with light yellow to deep cream standards and silvery white falls 
bordered the yellow of the standards. Hafts likewise shaded yellow. The falls of this 
Iris are extra wide and flare out almost flat. Large, thick petaled and sparkling. 36- 
inches tall. HM AIS, 1950. 

TRIM (McKee, '56) Each $3.00 

A wonderful new red with an underlay of bronze. The blooms are large and broad 
in all their parts, the stalks husky and well branched. Very late; 40 inches. Plant Pat. 
No. 1592. HM, 1956. 

TRULY YOURS (Fay, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, shading off to almost white at 
the top of the standards and the bottom of the falls. The entire flower is ruffled and 
edged in lace like Chantilly. Unopened buds are yellow, because the under sides of the 
falls are yellow although faced white on top! Gigantic in size, 38 inches tall; very late. 
HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951; Dykes Medal, 1953. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 

1959. Shown on page 45. 

TWILIGHT ZONE (Tompkins, '63) Each $20.00 

A blend of blue, rose and violet with undertones of coppery cocoa. A thick beard of 
smoky red-purple dominates the center of the massive blooms. A beautiful novelty in 
subtle tones. 44-inch stalks, well branched. 

ULTRA VIOLET (Buss, '55) Each $2.00 

Serenely beautiful deep violet self of large proportions with domed standards and flar- 
ing falls. The beard is violet too, and there is no thinning out of the color at the center. 
Broad petaled and perfectly supported on sturdy, well branched stalks. 36 inches. 

UTAH CREAM (Muhlesiein, '54) Each $2.00 

As luscious as it sounds, delightfully formed, flaring, waved, heavy in texture. Cream 
is the one color which will combine with and bind together every other hue— reds, blues, 
yellows, pinks and the greens of the grass and foliage. This one flowers late on 36-inch 
stems. HM AIS, 1954. 

UTAH VALLEY (Muhlestein, '59) Each $7.50 

A crisp, ruffled, bright violet with a large, round, white patch in the center of each 
fall- Shoulder high stems bring the flowers almost up to eye level! This has been very 
popular among visitors and judges these past two seasons. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

VALIMAR (Hamblen, '58) Each $3.50 

A newcomer sure to become a great favorite. Derived from Palomino, it is a smooth 
apricot-pink with a wide nasturtium-red beard. Judges raved over this at the 1958 
American Iris Society Convention in New York, and so will you! HM AIS, 1958; AM, 

1960. See page 60. 

VANITY FAIR (Hall, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Clear medium true pink, very smooth and tailored in appearance. This is almost an 
ideal flamingo-pink Iris, with lots of color, stems at least three feet in height, beautiful 
form and a very fiery tangerine beard. It is very late. HM AIS, 1952. Illustrated on 
page 26. 

VELVET ROBE (Schreiner, '60) Each $7.50 

Well named, a deep but glowing shade of plushy crimson red with golden beard. The 
haft is solidly colored and petals are lightly ruffled. This is our choice of the Schreiner 
reds to date. HM AIS, 1960. 

VIOLET HARMONY (Lowry, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Light violet in color, wil 
gant form, and nicely ruf 

Light violet in color, with a lighter patch in the center of the falls- Very large, of ele- 
uffled. Winner of the President's Cup in 1953; Dykes Medal, 1957. 

VIOLET HILLS (DeForest, '56) Each $2.00 

Here is the last word in deep true violet color! The 7-inch flowers shine like taffeta, 
even on a rainy day, and they will take rain, wind, or sun. Standards, falls and beard 
are a uniform rich violet-purple, the beard is lightly tipped blue. 38 inches. HM AIS, 
1956; AM, 1958. Winner of the President's Cup 1960. See back cover. 




WATERMELON (Wafers, '54) 

Each $2.00 

A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon-pink 
... a cut watermelon not quite ripe. Extra large, with ruffled 
petals and very heavy substance. HM AIS, 1954. See page 21. 

WAXING MOON (Fay, '57) 

Each $2.00 

Round and full petaled very light giant yellow. Standards, 
falls and beard are all a uniform shade of soft, wax-like greenish 
ivory-yellow. Petals are lightly ruffled. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 
1957; AM, 1960. 

WAYWARD WIND (Baker, '58) 

Each $4.00 

Burnished bronze, a peculiar greenish shade of tan or brown. 
Even the beard is in harmony. This Iris has rather flat, flaring 
falls, with some ruffling and the large blooms are produced in 
profusion. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1961. 

WEDDING BOUQUET (Buttrick, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Looking for a white that has distinction? This ruffled beauty has 
chartreuse buds which unfold into gorgeous pure white flowers leav- 
ing the unique color of the buds on the under side of the petals. This 
gives the entire blossom a hint of cool greenish ivory. 35 inches. HM 
AIS, 1952; AM, 1956. 

WENATCHEE KID (Noyd, '58) Each $7.50 

Large tan, with most striking haft markings of burnt sienna. The effect 
is that of chocolate-brown on light tan, and there is a greenish midrib 
line to add further distinction. 34-36 inches; rather late. Shown on 
page 43. HM AIS, 1961. 

WHIR OF LACE (Schreiner, '58) Each $5.00 

"Fragile as gossamer, lacy as a bridal veil, and snowy as an angel's 
wing"— so does the introducer describe this exquisite white. It is 
larger and taller than Queen's Lace, clear white rather than ivorv. 
34 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

WHITE PALOMINO (Hall, '58) Each $2.00 

As the name would indicate, this is an exact replica of the famous 
Palomino, which was runner-up for the Dyke^ Medal in 1957, except 
that it is pure white. It sports the bold tangerine-red beard and cop- 
pery overlay on the haft, and the standards blend into copper at the 
base- This glowing, fiery central area is in startling contrast to the 
otherwise immaculate whiteness of the entire flower. Foliage, stem, 
size and form of flower duplicates the parent. See page 14. HM AIS, 

WHOLE CLOTH (Cook, '58) Each $5.00 

This is the first of the series of new style amoenas from the garden 
of Paul Cook. Standards are pure white, the falls soft medium blue 
and the beard is practically white. Petals are broad and flaring. HM 
AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. Dykes Medal, 1962. Shown on page 41. 

WIDE WORLD (Cook, '54) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A blue and white reverse bicolor of special interest to hybridizers. 
Standards are pale blue deepening at the base. Falls are pure white 
and the beard is white. Large, spreading falls, on 40-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1954. 

WILD GINGER (Gibson, '62) Each $12.00 

A deeply flounced and ruffled new plicata in ginger brown and creamy 
white, the standards almost solid soft brown. Flowers measure almost 
8 inches from tip to tip. The heavy ruffling extends far up into the 
throat which is peppered with a warm golden brown. It inherits the 
impressive sturdy form of Taholah— one of the parents— although it 
is much taller and more deeply flounced and a much browner shade. 
Petals possess a waxed or starchy quality of stiffness which adds to the 
especially long lasting period of each blossom. Here is something which 
has taken the fancy of everyone who has seen it! Height 35 inches. See 
page 34. HM AIS, 1963. 

WINE AND ROSES (Hall, 1963) Each $20.00 

A break much sought after by hybridizers has been a combination of 
clear rose-pink and deep violet purple. The older Tally-Ho was a step 
in this direction and Pagan Princess can likewise be included. Now 
here is the flower which brings these colors out in truly splendid 
fashion— ruffled, flaring, clean and sharp in contrast! The edging of 
rose-pink around the velvety falls exactly matches the standards. There 
is a warm glow at the heart of the flower and the beard is red-orange 
—not amply displayed because of the angle of our photograph. Large 
blooms; well branched. 35-inch stems. See page 10- 

WONDERFUL SKY (Muhlestein, '61) Each $5.00 

Very large azure blue, close to spectrum blue, with lemon beard. Mag- 
nificent individual flowers on tall stalks, rather high branched. HM 
AIS, 1961. 

WONDERMENT (Cook, '58) Each $3.00 

Iris breeders throughout the world have been agog over the progenitor 
crosses in the Indiana garden of Paul Cook. This is one of his series 
with white standards and blue falls, in this case a stain of blue rather 
than a solid color or pattern. The beard is chrome-vellow. Large and 
flaring. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

ZANTHA (Fay, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich yellow 
beard and no haft markings. Perfection in form, tailored and flaring, 
the 3-foot stems widelv branched. This iris won the President's Cup 
in 1947. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1952. Usually the first tall bearded Iris 
to bloom. 

ZEBRA (Pallida variegata) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The only Iris with leaves striped creamy yellow and green. Excellent 
for a foliage accent in the border and, it lends itself particularly well 
in some types of flower arrangements. Bears lavender-blue blossoms 
but its chief value lies in its novel foliage. 



SHIPMENTS will begin July 1st and continue through 
the summer and early fall. During July and August we will 
ship constantly in the sequence received. Your success is 
assured it planted any time during this period, but early 
ordering is advisable to avoid stock being sold short. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or 
money order. We do not advise the enclosure of currency 
with your order. No C.O.D. shipments— this adds to cost 
and involves red tape for you and for us. 


No Shipments Made During Spring Months. Fall Shipping 
Season Closes in Late October. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, top 

quality and size, free from insect pests and disease, and to 
reach you in a live and healthy condition. If for any reason 
you are not completely satisfied, please notify us promptly. 


We ship many orders to Canada every year. There is a 
simple procedure which all Canadians must follow, how- 
ever, in order to import Iris or other plant material. Make 
out the list of items wanted, state name and address of firm 
you are ordering from and send it to the Plant Import Divi- 
sion of your Department of Agriculture at Ottawa. They 
in turn will send you a permit number and labels. Then 
send your order, including the permit label to us in the 
usual way. 

THIS CATALOG is free to all customers of record over 
a 2-year period, otherwise copies may be obtained for 50c 
and this amount deducted from your first order. 

Dave Hairs 

or $ ^^64^^^4 e/t/6 ^ 

Plus One Red-Bearded 
White FREE 

Everybody Is Talking 

about these brand new lusciously colored Iris with the deep red-orange 

beards. Their parentage includes the very best and most distinct 

new Hall pinks and apricots such as Happy Birthday, Palomino, May Hall 

Sweetheart, Lynn Hall, Annette, Spring Festival and Blush Pink. 

What is a "Seedling"? It is just the same as any other Iris, except 

that it has not been named. Rhizomes are full sire, have bloomed 

and should bloom well for you next spring. 

Flowers shown here were selected at random to indicate wide range 
of shades and shapes you will get. While it is not possible for us 
to fill orders for any certain blossoms, 
you may be sure that you will 
be delighted with all